The Electoral College Voting System

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The Electoral College began with Article II of the Constitution, stating that each state will appoint as many electors as it is entitled senators and representatives. (Levin-Waldman, 2016) The president of the United States is elected by what is called the Electoral College. There are a total of 538 electoral votes cast, and all candidates elected to run for office from their respective party needs 270 in order to win. “For most states, the candidate who wins a majority of votes in that state takes all of its electors. Each candidate 's party goes to each state and signs up a slate of electors who are then pledged to vote for that candidate” (Levin-Waldman, 2016). Although, the Electoral College Voting system has faced a lot of scrutiny over …show more content…

Overall, just because you win the Electoral College vote this does not mean that you will also go on to win a majority of the national popular vote as well. The race at this point is still far from over voters still have enough time to change direction and abandon their earlier views towards a particular candidate and the Electoral College vote gives voters an insight on what the race is shaping up to be like towards the final stretch). I believe the main pros and cons of the college electoral vote are the people amongst society play a vital role in deciding who will lead the country. Although the popular vote can be over ruled by the electoral vote the American citizens still have the opportunity to participate and educated themselves on the process of choosing the president. With the Electoral College comes its opposition, who believe that the considerations of the Founders are no longer relevant in today’s political system (Madonna,

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