Should The Electoral College Be Abolished

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Should the Electoral College be abolished?
America has used the electoral college for centuries now and maybe it’s time we question whether it’s the right way to elect our nation’s president. Both sides have great points, but ultimately keeping the Electoral College is the right thing to do. Our country has gone through hardships as well as better days with the Electoral College in place and there is no reason to remove it now or in the future. We should keep the Electoral College because it was what the original Framer’s wanted, it supports the cohesiveness or our nation, and it discourages undesired candidates such as extremists and splinter parties.
America has gone through a long and eventful history since the nation was formed and our
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Our founding fathers actually went through tough decisions on deciding what is best for our nation’s voting process and they concluded with the Electoral College. Overall it promotes good government and it attributes to our diverse nation. “The abolition of state-by-state, winner-take-all electoral votes would speed the disintegration of the already weakened two-party system” (Arthur Schlesinger). The Framers of America wanted our country to have a voting system that wouldn’t hurt the nation in an inefficient way. Although the system may not be perfect it still is the best way we have for electing our …show more content…
Some may argue that states with smaller populations have more of a say in voting, but it’s really helping the opinions of those smaller states. Document A from a document that shows the electoral votes by state clearly shows that the smaller states have slightly more voting power. There is nothing wrong with these smaller states having a vote advantage. Those states already have fewer representatives in the House so why not give them a bit more representation in our voting. On the same document, Document D shows the population of many different states and how they have more electoral votes than Illinois alone. Obviously it may seem that the voting system is favoring some citizens over others, but think about where these votes are coming from. All these people are from different states and they all have varying opinions as well as choices that should be expressed through our votes. A video that explains how the Electoral College is used has very insightful information on the usage of our votes between states with bigger and smaller populations (Gray). Realistically if we wanted to get rid of the Electoral College it wouldn’t work because the smaller states enjoy having more of say from their vote. On top of that imagine if we didn’t have our current system. One larger state (probably California) would have huge amounts of voting power and would probably be the only

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