Should Electoral College Be Abolished

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The Electoral College is outdated and needs to be changed. In the United States our founding fathers devised a system, like none other, to elect the president. Through an indirect vote of the people. What this means is that people don’t actual vote for the president. They vote for electors that then vote for their pledged candidate. So for example, I vote for Trump in the election. I am not actually voting for Trump directly. I am actually voting for an elector that is pledged to vote for Trump. In this day and age we as the people should have direct elections for president. The founding fathers created this system. To make sure the voting process would be fair and just. They had a fear that the people would not vote for the person with …show more content…
The voting process of the Electoral College is really complicated an unfair. The way it should be is a direct election of all the citizens. One vote for all American people. Then all the votes would be tallied and winner takes all. This way every person in the United States has an equal voice in the election. Because, it is our right to vote for the president. In the system we have now even is the president has the most popular votes of the people, they can still lose. The candidates aren’t trying to get the most votes of the people any more, they’re just trying to get the most Electoral College votes. It’s a game to see who can win over states with the most electoral votes. For example, if I ran for president, I wouldn’t try to win all of the votes of every American. I would try to win big states like; Texas (38) , California(55), new York (29), Florida(29), Illinois(20), Pennsylvania(20), Ohio(18) and Michigan(16). Only seven of the states could win me the whole election if I got a few more of the smaller …show more content…
They do not have as many votes in the Electoral College. A lot of states have very little votes like : Idaho(4), Wyoming(3), Delaware(3), Maine(4), Montana(3), Vermont(3), Nebraska(5) and Kentucky(8). The smaller the population the less votes in the Electoral College. The number of votes in the electoral college is determined by the amount of representatives plus the senates a state has, For example Kentucky has six representatives (determined my population) and two senators(all states have two senators in congress), which makes eight electoral votes. “Citizens outside these states are deprived of the educational value of a campaign directed toward them, and their concern with national affairs is correspondingly lessened” (46 Roger Lea

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