The Failure Of The Electoral College

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The Electoral College
When the founding fathers wrote the constitution, there was conflict on who would determine the president of the United States. While, some believed the President should be elected by Congress, others believed that it should be popular vote by citizens. Hence, the Electoral College was established as a compromise. Conversely, the concept of the Electoral College wasn’t introduced in the Constitution until the 12th Amendment. According to BOOK TITLE the Electoral College is, "DEFINITION HERE" (Dye & Gaddie, 2014). Additionally, the Electoral College is important in our political system, due to the growing disinterests in politics in our country, but with the growing polarization between the parties has caused conflicts
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BOOK TITLE states an electoral vote is, “DEFINITION HERE” (Dye & Gaddie, 2014). Each state is given a different amount of Electoral Votes. Granted, Electors according to the number of senators, always two, plus the number of U.S. representatives, which can fluctuate according to state population. TITLE OF WEB SITE states, “[m]ost states have a 'winner-take-all ' system that awards all electors to the winning presidential candidate. Though, Maine and Nebraska each have a variation of 'proportional representation '” (Electoral College, n.d.). States that have the proportional representation allocate their electoral votes according to the popular vote, meaning both candidates receive elector votes from a state. There are debates on whether or not the electoral college is fair due to the winner-takes-all system, or whether the proportional representation is fair, while proportional representation is closer to an actual democracy. Nevertheless, how the electoral votes along with how they’re distributed to the candidates, could fall under applied states’ rights therefore protected under the 10th

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