Electoral College Arguments

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“The Founding Fathers established The Electoral College as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.” according to archives.gov. The Electoral College was an option out of four ideas as stated in a peer-reviewed article by William C. Kimberling, a Deputy Director
FEC Office of Election Administration. He stated that during this time, the colonies had a small population and people where very spread out, an idea of a patriarchal figure is very displeasing, those are a couple of problems the Convention had to go through... The Constitutional Convention had a couple of ideas like for example Congress choosing the president, state legislature chooses
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First, what is the popular vote?” The popular vote simply means an aggregate of all voters from all states in America. The candidate who gets the most votes nationwide is said to have won the popular vote” as stated by Diffen.com. Comparing the two views, the popular vote is the idea of direct democracy, instead of the electoral representative democracy view. There are five hundred and thirty-eight electors compared to the population. The popular vote is very close to the American dream, where everybody matters and everybody is free. As there are problems with any way to elect a president, the popular vote is still not perfect. Diffen also stated “the impact of any state-level problems, such as fraud, is localized. No political party can commit large-scale fraud in any one state to dramatically influence an election.” Even if the popular vote is not perfect, many people prefer it over the Electoral College because they believe it better represents everybody. Melissa Kane, a Women’s March Connecticut organizer and Westport’s selectwoman said. “No matter whom you are, no matter what issues are yours, no matter what your political beliefs are, your voice needs to be heard particularly in the election of a…show more content…
Even if the popular vote brings the majority closer to it, there is a more effective way of voting for candidates than the Electoral College, while making as many voices heard. The founding fathers built an excellent system for their times, but it has been centuries and their principles are outdated. People cry for a more fair way of electing a president, to get rid of the Electoral College. The TPAE is the most effective way of making it not to complex to vote nor is it hard to implement. The only wall that needs to be jumped are all of the states following through with this system, it could give us extra time to think of something
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