Pros And Cons Of Abolishing The Electoral College

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The Votes that Should Count The United States should abolish the Electoral College, by amending the Constitution, and use the Direct Popular Vote process for presidential elections. Though the U.S. Constitution Article two, section one, clause two states that the appointment of electors belong exclusively to the states (National Conference of State Legislator), it is seemingly pointless to carry out national voting polls of the public if only electoral college votes will hold the count for the next elected president. Every three years around the United States, candidates who decide to run for the seat of presidency begin their campaign to win the votes of Americans, but for what? They know that the real votes are going to come down to only the Electoral College votes. American citizens are lead to believe that by going to the voting polls, and filling in the little dot on the voter card for their own choice in which the next president will be will actually count. When in reality, they are only voting for who will be elected to vote for the next president. This is the choice of electors, and the selection is governed by state laws (Barbara A. Bardes).…show more content…
These are based on population size that come from census in which are conducted every 10 years. Based on the current system of Electoral College, some states are basically given to either the democrats or republicans no matter the votes of the citizens counted; these are considered “safe states” (Greer). With the understanding that a candidate can win the popular vote with over fifty percent, or probably with over seventy percent, but if the opposing candidate still holds a higher electoral vote by even a margin of a single vote (271), then that candidate is the chosen president, which is unjust to the American
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