The Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College

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The Electoral College is a system where each state has a certain number of votes based on the amount of population the state has. The electoral college gives more power to people that live in bigger states. For example, a vote in California has more power than a vote does in Idaho or Washington. The main idea of the electoral college is that candidates would spend most of their time campaigning in populated areas such as California and New York, and focusing their efforts on the swing states, those states would basically decide the election. I believe that the current Electoral College is a fraud and out-of-date system that does not reflect the will of the people. The first reason is that states have an unfair weight of votes compared to other states. The Constitution states that every person of the United States has an equal vote. It doesn’t matter your gender or race, every individual in the United States has an equivalent vote. Except that is not the case. The more populated states in the country have more voting power due to the number of electors in that state. And because of this, presidential candidates purposefully target the more populated states such as California, Texas, or New York. And those big states, determine the Popular vote. But winning the Popular vote doesn’t always mean they will …show more content…

While this is technically true, in the grand scheme of things, it is false. The only states at the end of the day that decide who the president will most likely be, will land in the hands of the swing states. To add on to the swing states, the major populated states such as Texas, California, and New York have a much larger impact on the presidential election rather than states such as Idaho. And yes, every state does have votes on which president they think should be president, not every state has the same amount of impact as others

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