I will be focused on the importance of voting for the president themselves is important. Individuals whom are over the age 18 and have a vailidated citisenship of the country they wish to vote on, have the opretunitiy to vote on several different ascepts of the government. Some states allow 17-year-olds to vote in primaries and/or register to vote if they will be 18 before the general election. Before the presidents can make it into the general election, they must first pass the Primary-election. The primary election very similar to the general election in that voting ballouts are handed out.
This compromise helped give each state equal say in the government. As John Samples said to the Cato Institute in In Defense of the Electoral College, “ … the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections… an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving… federalism is central to our grand constitutional effort to restrain power.” (Doc C). Since this nation is founded on federalism (the sharing of power between national and state governments), it only makes sense that each individual state would want equal say in the nation’s government. Samples knew that to keep the government running smoothly, each state needed equal representation in the government, thus the Electoral College. Along with keeping balance between the states, the Electoral College also helps keep independent parties under
Should the Electoral College Be Abolished? What were they thinking? In order to balance the needs of states and give voting power to those deemed trustworthy, the founding fathers developed the Electoral College system. Thus, each state was entrusted with a specific amount of electoral votes to cast in the presidential election. Is our voting system fair?
My third amendment I want to consider changing the 12th amendment the election of the president and vice president. This amendment was created to tie the electoral college in the president and vice president election. My reasoning is that whoever can vote should be able to choose who they want as president not the electoral college. This should be abolished because this country is a democracy and the popular vote should count not the electoral votes (Debate.com). With Hillary Clinton, more than 300,000 votes ahead of President Donald Trump in the popular vote count as of the election calls have already begun to ditch the Electoral College system enshrined in the Constitution for choosing presidents (Editorial Board).
Should Donald Trump be America 's next president? Donald Trump has been all over the news with his crazy claims. Currently, 43% of Republicans have sided with Trump. If the US citizens want to succeed for the next four years, we would need an adequate president to represent and lead the US. The ideal president would be experienced in congress, have much honesty and integrity, and show great leadership skills.
State Rep. Randy Dunn D-Kansas City, has filed House Bill 497, which would adopt an agreement to elect the President of the United States by the nation popular vote instead of by the decision of the Electoral College. House Bill No. 497 comes in response to outdated and unjust Electoral College system. “Every Missourians’ vote should count the same,” said Dunn. “Whoever the majority votes for that given person should be the victor.
Whether or not the electoral college should remain in the voting process is an often debated topic. It’s debated that the popular vote should determine who the president is and I believe that this is the fairest thing to do. If the electoral college is replaced by just going by the popular vote, it will more accurately represents American citizen’s verdict on who the next president will be. Presently, in most states, the candidate to get the most votes gets all of the electoral votes that the state can give. The electoral college also affects whether or not people will vote.
Mitt Romney speaks about his views on the election process of his Republican party. He immediately goes into his reasoning behind why Donald Trump should not become our next president. He argues that Trump would destroy America’s possibility of long and prosperous future. His plans are “flimsy at best” says Romney. He says that Kasich and Cruz would both be much more suited to be our president.
The system allows the election of a minority president. In this situation the loser of the popular vote wins the electoral vote. According to the "winner take all" method in which the candidate who receives the majority of the votes in the state wins all of its Electors, it is possible for the candidate to become the president even without having the popular vote. This is also the case of the 2016 presidential elections. In this case Donald Trump passed 270 electoral college votes but Hillary Clinton received more popular votes.
According to Opensecrets, super pacs are independent expenditure-only committees that raise money from donors outside of a campaign in order to advocate for or against any specific political candidate. Since super pacs are organized and run by millionaires and billionaires, they raise very large amounts of money that can be used to drastically attack or help candidates. If the government continues to place no restrictions on campaign spending amounts then the rise of super pacs may be avoided and there will be more transparency in a candidate’s campaign than without. If money didn’t have an influence on politics then the government would be less influenced by millionaires and wealthy corporations, therefore citizens of lower classes would have more say in the government. Although, restrictions on spending money could lead to secret transactions with foreign countries.