The Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College

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Throughout this time, our views on the Electoral College have went in all kinds of ways. The big reason for the Electoral College, was so that the whole country had a more equal say on choosing the national president. In each state the electors gather on the Monday following the second Tuesday of December. Each state has electoral votes according to the number of House members and Senators it has in Congress. The Electoral College has a total of 538 electoral votes. Which means in the House there are 435 votes, 100 in the Senate, and not forgetting the three electoral votes Washington D.C. receives. This mean that the number of electors could change according to how the population changes in number, by each decade according to the census. Also for a voter to win they need to have 270 or more votes, to receive a majority rule. If there is a tie and no candidate receives majority, the House will then select the president from the top three candidates and the Senate …show more content…

For example, if there is a new party and they are going up against a party that has been around for a while now and they already have the most popular votes to win. Which helps, because even if they have enough electoral votes to get it into the House, they would still have to find a way to get a majority of the State delegations to elect their candidate. In that case the Electoral College encourages political parties to combine divergent interests to make not one but two sets of logical alternatives. That helps us verify how social conflict and political debate play a part in the stability of the nation. Another example could be how the United States has a majority that are either Democrats or Republicans. The thing is that using the winner-take-all system means that the smaller party gets fewer electoral votes, which also means the president that most the people chose emerges as a

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