But, the process of getting to president is disproportional. For example disproportionate state votes, tie votes, and unbound electors are hindering democracy. The first and foremost issue is voting. Each state is provided one electoral vote for each member of its delegation, However, depending on a state 's population the amount of electoral votes varies. For example, "an individual in Wyoming has more than triple the weight in electoral votes compared to a citizen in California."
Joel Hale 1. In the first article it is stated that after Trump had won the election even though he had lost the popular vote, several angry Democrats and liberals were calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. The Electoral College was designed to prevent coastal elites from large states from getting to pick the president. People were furious that Clinton didn’t win, and millions of people in California, New York, and other states wrongly believed that their support would affect the outcome. A suggestion for moving forward is keeping the Electoral College, with some minor changes, and get rid of the popular vote.
The Electoral College should be eliminated because people do not have a clear choice in choosing the next President. This research paper will be discussing how the Electoral College affected the results of the Election of 1824 between the candidates Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, and the political turmoil caused by the rumor of a “corrupt bargain”. The “corrupt bargain” occurred when Henry Clay, who had a spot in the House of Representatives, convinced the House of Representatives to elect John Quincy Adams. After John Quincy Adams was named the winner of the election, even though he had the least amount of electoral votes and popular votes, Henry Clay became his Secretary of State. After this, many Andrew Jackson supporters declared
Political Parties DBQ Political parties have been a controversial topic for a long time, even when the United States were just beginning. However, in the early days of the United States political parties were not the best thing for the new government. The parties often caused rivalries to form, and people could end up hating others just because they had different political ideas. Political parties would make people lie; they would cause people to get hurt; the government would also be negatively affected. Political parties in the early United States caused people to lie.
Although there was no evidence for a deal, Adams appointed Clay as his Secretary of State after his support against Jackson. This was essentially naming him as the next president which Jacksonians despised and continuously attacked Adams for during his four years in office. The cause for the Jacksonians’ anger towards President John Quincy Adams was his appointment of Clay to be his Secretary of State, generally giving him a great advantage in becoming the next president. Jackson had a greater lead in electoral votes and national popularity so being twice practically denied the Presidency was hard. The effect of the hatred of Adams for his alleged “corrupt bargain” with Clay was a blockage of his proposals in Congress.
Dear, state senator I think we should change to election by popular vote for the president of the United States. I think this because the Electoral College does not seem fair, the president that usually wins in popular vote loses to the vote for presidency, it is considered a non-democratic method for selecting a president, and it is all up to the electors of a candidate. The Electoral College should also be changed to popular vote because it is not the people who are choosing the president, it is the three electors sent from each different state. The Electoral College should be changed to election by popular vote, because it is not fair to the candidates. This is because most presidents that win the popular vote section of the election then end up losing the presidential vote section, an example of this is when candidate Al Gore recieved the most individual votes when running against George W. Bush, but Bush won the electoral section, recieving two hundred and
When Taft was chosen as the Republican candidate, Roosevelt and his supporters left and promptly started the Progressive Party. Of course, Roosevelt was their candidate for President. Although both had given the election their all, neither won the presidency without the full support of the Republican Party (SparkNotes Editors). Presidents Roosevelt and Taft had very different perspectives on how to run a government. They had started out as friends and allies, but Taft’s ideas had drifted from Roosevelt’s own Progressive stance to serve the people.
People were unhappy with the fact that President Johnson vetoed the proposal of the 14th Amendment at first. His argument was that federal protection of civil rights would lead to “centralization” of the government. He was also against giving African-Americans full citizenship. The 14th
Since the inception of our constitution in 1787, there has only been 4 elections where the Electoral College has allowed the future president-elect candidate to win the election, despite losing the popular vote. 4/57 elections is probably something that political scientists don’t lose sleep over, but it is a topic that is worth mentioning and discussing, especially after the controversial presidential election in 2000. From my point of view, I believe that the method we use in selecting our presidents is flawed and ineffective for a couple of reasons. First, the Electoral College has far fewer votes than the American people, yet their vote has a lot more meaning. With 538 delegates representing the Electoral College, it is unfair and inequitable to the millions of people who devote their time and energy to stand in long
This issue has only irritated Republicans, Democrats mindset is the more the minority, the better for us. People want to come to the United States for a better life, any way possible. The issue stems from illegal immigrant or illegal aliens instead of legal aliens. There was a CBS News poll on illegal immigration and the 14th Amendment, which seems the population is divided in half. Then, fifty-nine percent of Democrats believe it should stay while fifty-four percent of Republicans believe it should be changed.
This is wrong. The main reason is the bad campaigning that candidates do for the swing state’s votes. Although there are many objections, obviously the electoral college should be abolished. The electoral college is just a ticking time bomb of politics. Why let the electors ruin our right to vote?
After the elections of 1860s the Whigs party was left behind, and a new party was created to make a positive impact for the future. Abraham Lincoln became the first Republican president, and also he was one the best presidents the United States ever had. Since then, the United States has been ran by the sectional parties. Even thought it was not the first political party, the Republican Party was created to make a change, the Republican Party let humans be treated like humans. The Republican Party beat the Democrats and Whigs in making a movement against slavery, in my opinion is because is something that they were scared of, however the new sectional party helped them win the election of 1860, and then abolished slavery.
For example, Senator James Hillhouse’s proposal in 1808 that would allow retiring senators to choose a president by drawing colored balls from a box (Hardaway). Despite all the attempts, the Electoral College has stood the test of time. Why? Because without it, candidates would no longer be required to seek support throughout the country. They could focus solely on highly populated areas and completely ignore the needs of less populated states and regions.
Overall, the Federalists wanted strong federal authority to restrain the excesses of popular majorities, while the Democratic-Republicans wanted to reduce national authority so that the people could rule more directly through state governments. 56. The twelfth amendment provides that the Electoral College should elect the president and vice president. If there is not majority vote for one person, the House of Representatives (one vote per state) chooses the president and the Senate the vice president. 57.
Should the Electoral College be Abolished? After the 2000 presidential election, and more recently the 2016 election, many have suggested that America abolish the electoral college, as it has elected the candidate with the lower popular vote on multiple occasions. Although a direct democratic approach to presidential elections (where the election is decided by popular vote) appears to many as an appropriate solution, this approach would grant too much power to large metropolitan areas, make rural votes practically irrelevant, and take away power from states. In order to prevent a situation like such, the electoral college should not be abolished—it must remain, but slight alterations should be made so that America is more equally represented.