The Effects Of The Electoral College

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There are a lot of tricky, dirty games in politics. Many who have hidden agendas or shared aspirations play it. As a result division is formed. It stands to reason why there are different political parties and interest groups. Both aim to influence society. They, or individuals inside groups or organizations want the whole pie, not a piece. However, due to their political views, it can result to selfish behavior damaging politics and American elections. Interest groups work from the outside. Political parties attempt to transform members, through election or appointment, into insiders. Although power-seeking individuals continue to be blinded politically, American elections have somewhat improved. At first individuals could not come close to …show more content…
The United States clams to be for the people but ignore their voices. Tell me, if a candidate wins the majority how can they not win the election???? The people who cast the votes decide nothing; the people who counts decide everything” Joseph Stalin. It causes many citizens to question if their opinion is valued. Gateway to Democracy stated, “The formal selection of the president is in the hands of electors, who collectively constitute the Electoral College.” Therefore, it could and has possibly discouraged others from voting. It accomplishes more bad than good. A step towards improving electoral problems would be to rid Electoral Colleges. If done the popular vote would truly indicate the hearts of the people, and where the nation stands. To do so plans have to be implemented. Taking action is vital to change. Solution to fixing the problem involve the America people voting and deciding if they would want to keep the Electoral College, replace it, or simply go by popular votes. Aside from Electoral Colleges, ballots also present problems. For example, in the 2000 election the Butterfly Ballot caused confusion. It was poorly designed. Many Floridians were mislead as they …show more content…
Their class plays a major role in rather they can or will vote. The government designed it as such. Poor Americans are more likely to get involved in crimes limiting their power to exercise voting rights. Rich Americans are more fortunate, leaving them out of the penitentiary and able to vote. However, jail is not the only issue preventing the low-class from voting. Some have multiple jobs, others have illness, disabilities and are single parents. Every American deals with the aforementioned issues, but it is more common for the poor. According to a U.S. Census report from 2013 “14 percent of nonvoting were out of town, 12.7 percent did not like the candidates or campaign issues and almost 19 percent were too busy.’’ As a result, they struggle to make it to vote. It is apparent that if we want more Americans to vote it has to be more convent. Online voting and registration could possibly revolutionize the voting process. To work it must be secure, and assure that no one could manipulate the number of votes going to a specific candidate. Possibly, in the future there could be a face recognizer associated with every citizen in the USA. It would validate that the person is only voting once, and it would be more

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