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    The Electoral College

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    years the United States holds a general election for President. Voting is a right that all Americans cherish. The electoral college, which helps with the selection of the President, has many downfalls, but also greatly helps with the election process. What exactly is the electoral college and how did it start? The electoral college is an indirect way of voting. Americans do not directly vote, but choose from “slates of electors” that have been chosen many months before. “A group of electors who formally select the president of the United States” (Lowi and Ginsberg 253). Those chosen electors have to support a certain political party. Whichever political party or slate receive the most popular votes, also receive the electoral…

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    are three different electoral colleges, plurality, majority, and proportional representation systems. Each of these systems has different requirements when determining who won an election when casting the ballots of an election for a country. A plurality system is most commonly used in the United States during an election. This system is based on the candidate who receives the most votes from the popular vote can win regardless of the percentage they received; as long as no other candidate…

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    System of Voting The Electoral College is the system of voting that the United States of America uses to elect its President. The Electoral College is also used to elect the Vice President of the United States of America. Every four years in America the time comes when its citizens cast in their votes for who they want as their future President. But the Electoral College does not depend on the popular vote, it depends on the votes of officials in each state. The Electoral College is unfair as it…

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    The Electoral College can be seen as a blessing or a curse to some candidates. Especially with this year's election. Trump may see it as a blessing, while Hillary may see it as a curse. How the Electoral College is less beneficial while also being more harmful. As how it is seen as unfair and why it needs to be changed to make it more fair and how the US can come upon this change. First, when we talk about the electoral college we need to put in mind the reason why it was made and what it was…

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    Electoral College Flaws

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    Senator, the electoral college is an obsolete system of election. Although the electoral college was an idea set by the founding fathers in the constitution, this form of election is not effective any longer. People have the right to vote, but this form of election is not directly voting for a representative. The electoral college essentially makes the people vote for electors who then have the opportunity to vote for whom ever they would like. The electoral system is an archaic system that…

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    Since the beginnings of the United States, the system of democracy required the votes of the people. In fact, the United States Electoral College is a process established by the United States Constitution for the indirect election of the President of the United States and Vice President of the United States. Although, over the recent decades many people have speculated over the reliability of the electoral college, and whether it should still be a part of the voting procedure. Going back to the…

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    The Electoral College was created because “The delegates to the constitutional convention of 1787 feared that popular election of the president would make the office too powerful” (Patterson, 2013, p. 307). Also the Founder Fathers the Framers of the Constitution were afraid the citizen’s point of view could be manipulated by a dictator and become president (Shulman, n.d.). The Electoral College consist of 538 electors. On Election Day the 538 electors choose who is going to be the next…

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    of President through the Electoral College. The creation of the Electoral College worked well in the time when society was more Agrarian, because voters in those times may not have much knowledge of national politics. Now, the Electoral College is an Archaic visage of the past…

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    the span of democratic elections in America there have been five instances where the popular vote and the electoral college did not agree and, thus a president was selected based off of the college votes. The process of electing a president according to popular vote would follow the same pattern that voting for one with the college. In today’s process the general public casts their votes and then the college meets in December after the totals are in to cast their votes (“Presidential Election…

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    nation’s vote. A fraction of it is for the third party candidates, but it will still go to one of the two major candidates. In addition, as included, the Electoral College elects the next president even if that individual failed to win the popular vote. Thus, as was also stated, makes an illusion of democracy. For instance, probably the most famous case regarding Electoral College bias was the 2000 election between former President George W. Bush and Al Gore, in which even the Supreme Court got…

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