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What Are The Flaws Of The Electoral College

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Every four years, a new or returning President of the United States of America is elected. Since 1787, the formation of The Constitutional Convention have came up with a way to elect the nation’s president. The system which was established as the “Electoral College” sets up an unfair, unconstitutional, and undemocratic way to select the nation’s new or returning President of the United States of America.

To start, the Electoral College by definition are not a single person—but rather a group of “electors” that represent each state of the United States to officially select the President and Vice President for the nation. This declares the fact that the people of America are not technically voting for their elected President, but rather state officials, or “electors” represent the voice and vote of the people. As Alexander Hamilton has stated in The Federalist Papers, “A small number of persons, selected by their fellow-citizens from the general mass, will be most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations” (Hamilton; Federalist #68), he basically states—as a precaution and his general thought of the Electoral College—that the system was and is, to this day, “giving all the power to a “preestablisheed body”” (“How Hamilton Saw The Electoral …show more content…

The system can outrule the popular vote—which means the people of America that voted for their Presidential candidate for election, would not get their “most-voted-upon President”. This is the biggest flaw, as it has happened at least three times in United States

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