Voting In The United States

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When a vote is cast to elect the President of the United States, most everyone feels good knowing they exercised their constitutional right to vote, and took part in the election of the next president of the United States. In all actuality the casted vote does not vote for a presidential candidate, but rather for electors to make their own presidential vote on the states behalf. (History.com) An elector decides who gets to be the next president of the United States, not the person actually visiting the polls. This practice is unjust for our country in several ways; the majority vote doesn’t always matter, campaigners tend to focus on certain geographical areas of the country and ignore others, it makes it very hard for a third party or independent candidate to win, and the president elect is announced hours before some states have even finished voting. How can a process that is …show more content…
When you watch the presidential election on TV, the internet, or listen on the radio more often than not the candidate is announced as a winner and the opposing candidate has conceded before the polls close on the west coast of the United States, and the 2 non-continental states of Alaska and Hawaii. There are celebrations and parties before some people have even had the chance to cast a vote. What would be the point of going out to vote? It essentially doesn’t matter because the “important” states have won and the minimum number of electoral votes needed is assumed The Electoral College process has been debated on its fairness, effectiveness, and need numerous times since its creation in 1787, and even if it were to be changed, the debate would continue. This system is unfair to the people of the United States, its not right for candidates to ignore the vast majority of the

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