Electoral College Vs Popular Vote Essay

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The Electoral College is in place to decide the president of the United States. There are people that agree on it and people that do not. The Electoral College System is an inadequate form of electing the president of the United States, there are better ways to go about choosing a president in a more Democratic way. Having a popular vote, or by deciding by congressional districts would be other options that Congress has thought about, and even states have signed in on being for a National Popular Vote. The Electoral College is a representation of the popular vote, on the other hand it makes it unfair at the same time. A National Popular Vote would be more Democratic than the Electoral College system because more people would be inclined to go out and vote because they would know that their …show more content…
These states go either way or it is hard to project where they are leaning, left or right. According to Kyle Kondik of politico, he says “Seven states start as the only obvious toss-ups on our first 2016 Electoral Map”. Those are the states that a candidate visits the most for them to try to win that state. Most of the time they spend most of their time in those states, why should they go to a safe state of any party? It’s a waste of time. With a popular election, yes they would go to the battleground states but it would force them to reach more of the American people for them to dominate a state to receive as many votes as they can from that state, and more people would come out and vote from a state. Having only the candidate go to a few states does not really get people to go out and vote for them. If someone wants to become the president of the United States, then they represent all of Americans. If the candidate only go to the few states that they call battleground states, then it seems the other states are irrelevant. The electoral system makes only a few states irrelevant and not the rest of the

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