Pros And Cons Of Electoral College

821 Words4 Pages
The Electoral College is a flawed system in which we choose our commander and chief of this country. The job of the electoral college is to determine the president and vice president. Each state has electors equal to the number of senators and representatives given to them specifically. There are 538 electors that are currently in the United States. Electors are appointed by state legislature and must be committed to a party. Electors can not be people who have previously held or are holding office, but they may be any eligible voter. After being chosen as an elector, electors meet in the state capital in December after the general election to cast their ballots. Electors may vote for whoever they would like. Every state except for Maine and Nebraska are based on a Winner-Take-All system. This means that all electoral votes in the state are given to the candidate with the majority of the votes within the state. While this system seemed to work while our government was first formed, it is now seen as unjust. While the System is flawed, it is not beyond change. Split state votes is the solution for the electoral college to develop the mindset of Americans that their vote does matter, and so minority and 3rd parties have more of a say and chance in an election than they currently do. There are several pros and cons of the system. Some…show more content…
These are two major cons because, by having a system in which the electoral college ultimately determines who will lead our nation, popular choice almost seems ignored or taken as a suggestion. The electoral college also deprives those who are in the minority of states that support one candidate opposed to the one in the majority. It could be 50% to 49% and those voters in the 49% would be ignored because they are not in the
Open Document