Essay on Voting Of A Single Person 's Vote

998 Words Jul 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Today in America, our youth are taught that the right to vote it one of the most important rights we have. It can help us shape our future as a country. But what if this cherished belief weren’t true? There are those that argue that a single a single person’s vote cannot make a difference. But are they right? Voting in America can sometimes become a confusing concept. We are not a direct democracy; meaning that a citizen’s vote does not go directly towards the president during an election. Instead, they vote for voting representatives in their state. This system is known as the Electoral College. The founding fathers built the election process around the Electoral College, but there are problems with the system to accompany its strengths. There are many states which can have a greater influence during elections than others, known as swing states. On the other hand, there are states so set in their political ways that they nearly always lean towards one political party or the other. Arguable the most concerning problem with the Electoral College is the ability for a president to be elected without the popular vote. The leading proposal for an alternative to the Electoral College is direct democracy. But does this mean that the Electoral College needs to go? I contend that it does not. Despite its flaws, the Electoral College is a good method of election for the United States because it prevents a tyrannical majority vote, and prevents more problems than it creates.…

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