The Election Of The Electoral College Essay

1394 Words Dec 10th, 2016 6 Pages
As 2016 comes to an end, America now finds itself reflecting on one of the most divisive elections in the history of the United States of America. Every single aspect of this memorable election will be studied for years to come. One aspect of this election that is not foreign to debate, is the way in which Americans select their President. This complex system election system is called the electoral college. This debate although fading at times in the mind of the typical American voter, has once again been brought to the forefront of political discourse. Many believe that the electoral college is out of date and have proposed alternatives to the electoral college. Although these alternative methods regarding the presidential election may be reasonable, at this point in time in American politics, the electoral college is the most fair way to conduct a presidential election. The electoral college is a multiplex system that effectively represents every United States citizen regardless of the population, geography, or ideology of the particular state that a citizen lives in.

Throughout the history of the world, there have many forms of government. Additionally, there have been many ways in which these governments elect their leaders. The original thirteen colonies of America would be no different as they would have to establish a political system that effectively elected a president for the new young nation. Eleven years after the United States declared its independence from…

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