The Importance Of Voting In The United States

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As the upcoming Presidential election approaches, many citizens believe their personal vote will elect the next President and Vice President. However, the framers of the U.S. Constitution decided to have a different process instead of using the popular vote.
As the form of government was being discussed, America was not as large as it is today. In the United Kingdom, the leader is chosen by the governing body. Two leading thoughts were prevalent during the major discussions while setting up the government with regards to how a President is chosen in the United States. One faction wanted the popular vote and the other faction wanted the congress to vote for the President. One of the concerns with the popular vote concentrated on the disparity that large cities would in all likelihood choose the President since the cities had the largest population. Small states were concerned that Large states would be able to select the President.
James Madison in the Federalist papers explained the
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Senators, the number of its U.S. House representatives which may change according the state’s population as determined by the ten-year census. The state of Florida currently has 29 Electoral votes along with New York. California has 55 and Texas has 38 and Florida and New York are tied for third place for the most Electoral votes based on the 2010 Census. Most states use the all or nothing approach. The state will cast its vote for only one candidate. While Maine and Nebraska may split their vote proportionately. “Unlike other states Maine and Nebraska are different because they use a congressional district method for voting,”( Split Electoral Votes). The reasoning behind the all or nothing vote maximize its influence in the election. Presidential candidates concentrate on the states that provide them the most votes. Therefore, it is in the state’s best interest to stay with the winner take

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