Argumentative Essay On Electoral College

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The Electoral College is a system whose constitutionality has been disputed for years; especially since 2000. The Electoral College is founded in Article II of the United States Constitution. The number of electors for each state in the Electoral College is equal to the number of representatives that state has Congress (U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clauses 2 and 3). The people of the United States vote for their electors, but the electors vote for the president. Thus, under the Electoral College, the people of the U.S. do not directly vote for their president. The Electoral college is counterproductive to democracy as it has, on multiple, occasions, produced a result that does not reflect the will of the people. To begin with, Article II of the U.S. Constitution outlines the Executive Branch which includes the president, vice president, and the Electoral College. As previously stated, the number of electors for each …show more content…
Instead, the government is focusing on power for the states when that should be inconsequential. The concentration of votes within a certain state should not matter because it is the total vote of the people nationally that should determine who will be president. Which state the votes come from does not matter. On the other hand, voting is one of the most important individual rights given to the people. Voting is ranked alongside the Bill of Rights. However, the Electoral College does not just diminish voting rights and disregard the phrase “one person, one vote”, the Electoral College completely alters a voter’s choice. Under the Electoral College, every vote in a state is cast in favor of a certain candidate based on that state’s majority. All the Floridians who voted for Albert Gore in 2000 ended up unwillingly voting for George W. Bush due to the Electoral College (Congressional Digest

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