Should Electoral College Be Abolished Essay

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Throughout the years, there have been many qualms regarding the electoral college. Does the Electoral College properly represent the will of the American people? Is the electoral college an outdated system? Recently, these questions resurfaced as the election of 2016 resulted in the projection of Donald Trump triumphing over Hilary Clinton, even though Clinton received more popular votes at the end of the election. I believe that the Electoral College should be removed and changed to a more balanced system which reflects the needs and wants of each individual residing in America rather than society that does not account for the greater population of America in an old-fashioned system where the framers of the Constitution did not trust the American people to elect a leader worthy of the title.
In founding father Alexander Hamilton’s words in favor of and regarding the implementation of the Electoral College in the Federalist No 68, he says, “… the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” …show more content…

First, the amount of Electoral College votes would become proportionate to the number of citizens within a state in a 1:1 ratio to reflect the outcome of the popular vote. This can be done by using the Congressional District Method used in Nebraska and Maine, ( where the states follow the popular vote within their districts, as opposed to a statewide popular vote. Then, the districts tally their votes to properly give a number of Electoral votes, in turn separating each electoral vote by candidate and changing the system so it does not reflect that of a winner-take-all scenario, but that of a split Electoral College

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