The Voting System Of The United States Essay

1640 Words Dec 21st, 2015 7 Pages
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr. Because this statement is true, concerned citizens should not remain silent about the injustice of the current voting system of the United States. There are many problems with the United States voting system, but the most evident problem is its lack of fairness. The current U.S. voting system is unfair.
One reason the U.S. voting system is unfair is the Electoral College. The Electoral College Isn’t required to vote for the candidate that the majority of the people in that state voted for. According to David Walbert, from Learnnc.org “In November of a presidential election year, each state holds an election for president in which all eligible citizens may vote. Citizens vote for a "ticket" of candidates that includes a candidate for president and a candidate for vice president. The outcome of the vote in each state determines a slate of electors who then, in turn, make the actual choice of president and vice president. Each state has as many electors as it has senators and members of the House of Representatives, for a total of 538. (The District of Columbia gets three electors even though it has no representation in Congress.) In December, the electors meet in their respective state capitols to cast their ballots for president and vice president. States may or may not require their electors to vote with the popular majority, and they may or may not give all of their electors to…

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