Should Electoral College Be Abolished Analysis

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The age old question about should the Electoral College be abolished. First, lets define what the Electoral College means. Dictionary.com states it’s “a body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the U.S” (Dictionary.com, 2015). We the people state it’s “the electors from each state who meet after the popular election to cast ballots for president and vice president” (Ginsberg, Lowi, Weir, Tolbert, 2015). I would define it as each states elected representatives and senators will select the president and vice president of the United States (US) by casting their electoral vote. Every four years, the US will have a presidential election for the next person who will run the country. Our representatives and senators are elected by the people of their state and are supposed to represent the majority in the presidential election as set by the founding fathers. It was not an easy task for our founding father to create a document that would last a lifetime. With the Constitutional Convention of 1787, there was a great debate over whether the Articles of Confederation should be revised or abandon. The…show more content…
However, it does need a major overhaul. As the population of the US changes, the Electoral College should be reviewed to ensure proper representation in each state. It has been proven in a few of the elections that the majority votes were not properly represented with the electoral votes. During President Obama election, he did not win the majority of popular votes in some of the states; however, he won all of the Electoral College for those states. This election is one of about four Presidential elections that have won with Electoral College but not with the majority of popular votes. The states “winner-take-all basis may need to be reviewed and modified. I understand the reason behind this idea of the political party having the
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