This means that there has been five times where the electoral college has elected someone that the majority of people didn’t want, in some cases, they have won by staggering amounts, like the 1888 election where Harrison lost the popular vote by about 100 thousand votes but won the electoral college by 65. That shouldn’t happen if America is truly about democracy. Also, America has been around for about 240 years by now. Since there have been five times when the president lost the popular vote, that averages to one every 48 years. It isn’t actually that frequent, about once a modern lifetime, but seems to have gotten more frequent the closer we get to now.
Current day, it has little relevancy since it was originally included to address also issues that do not exist anymore, including not trusting the decision to be made by the American people. When originally founded, they wanted to ensure the President was decided by electors who had the knowledge to make what they felt was informed decisions. Now, many people feel as though too much power is given to the electoral votes, and that their vote does not mean as much as someone in a different state. As it stands, many feel that small states are largely misrepresented and given too much power since the votes are not divided equally among the population. In fact, if the Electoral College system was not in the Constitution, it would undoubtedly be removed due to it being unconstitutional, because using the electoral votes violates the principle of one-person, one-vote.
But recently gerrymandering has become more controversial because people feel that it has taken away their rights as a voter and it swings the votes to one side by a big percentage. Current cases are before the courts to decide if gerrymandering is legal. Some states have been discussing whether it should still be allowed during elections. “Many efforts are underway to remedy this political
This Amendment wasn’t ratified until 1951, but Presidents had been serving two terms before this Amendment ever happened. Franklin D. Roosevelt sparked the Amendment by becoming the only President to serve more than two terms (he served four). Even though all but one President have served no more than two terms, the 22nd Amendment violates the concept of democracy by limiting people's choices on who they can vote for, not considering who is best fit for the position, and consistently placing people lacking experience in the front office.
Voter identification so far is a hotly contested policy of election. Proponents have to maintain the vote Identification cards in order to avoid any kind of voting cheatings. Critics on the other side believe and contend that voter fraud now a time is very rare and identification requirements disenfranchise effectively some of the Americans that also includes racial minorities, elderly including some of the disabled. In general, the voting laws are measures that are intended to make sure that a registered person/voter is the one who he/she says he/she assuming not a impersonator who is trying to cast a vote under someone else’s name. These laws, most of which have been strengthened in the due last five years, requires that registered voters are required to show some identification before they can
Granted a candidate would almost never win all eleven states because the majority of these states tend to be predominantly democrat or republic, the fact that only eleven states alone can determine who 's the president puts to question the value of the remaining 39 states. Document B, explains the winner-take-all method and how unfair the method is to third party candidates. The chart shows how even though both third party candidates won about 7% and 19% of the popular vote but won 0% of the electoral vote. In Document E, Will states “the winner-take-all electoral vote allocation tends to produce a winning margin that looks like national decisiveness” There are over 300 million people in the United States, but just 538 people get to decide
The Electoral College is a system, not a spot. The building up fathers developed it. The inspiration driving the Electoral College is to be a tradeoff between choice of the president by the vote of Congress and the surely understood vote of the all inclusive community The Electoral College system contains the decision of the voters, the meeting of the voters where they vote for President and Vice President, and the numbering of the constituent votes by Congress (Jerry Fresia February 28, 2006). The Electoral College includes 538 voters.
No other nation has so ornamental a manner of determining their leader in this circumstance, as president of the United States. The framers petrified that a presidential plebiscite and—with reminiscences of how the Roman republic deteriorated into an kingdom—dreaded that the people together with a president who controlled the armed forces might imperil liberty and constitutional government. Their distress of mobocracy led them to cast-off popular election of the president (Genovese “Electoral College”). Unlike the electoral process for members of Congress or governors, citizens do not directly elect the president of the United States. Instead, the president is chosen by a group of 538 electors that comprise the Electoral College.
There is just under a year until the presidential election, yet candidates are well into their campaigns, sinking large chunks of money into advertising and traveling state to state. Banning hateful TV ads would also make sense because they are often funded by Super PACs as I have already mentioned. It seems that most other counties only have limits on spending, because there is no point of limiting how much a candidate can get if he or she is only allowed to spend a certain amount of
Senator Mitch McConnell states that the electoral voting system is, “Designed to promote good government and legislation that forwards the common good of a large and diverse nation.” He believes that just because the electoral voting system does not please many people and sometimes may not elect the president that everyone thinks should be the president does not make the system have enough flaws to just cast it out. It exists for many reasons, but mainly for choose the right person for the job. It is the system that keeps the government and its people together like a “linchpin,” as he states. If it were to be removed, the nation could collapse.
Media often sways people’s perception on the candidate. I believe that voting doesn’t do us any good when it comes to electing the President of the United States of America or anyone elected to State Represenitive, Governor, or state local official. No matter who get the most popular vote or majority of the votes, the Electoral College always wins. To me this makes voting it senseless to me since the candidate that the American people have voted for will not get elected because of the Electoral College. The American voting system needs to be change to whoever wins the popular vote should win the election because that is who the American voters have
I believe that we should not have an electoral college and depend on them. There are numerous reasons why I think this. It does not allow us to have a fair way to vote and it doesnt let everyone be heard. First, voters do not vote for the president they vote for a state of electors.
17 voters out of twenty told me that the media was more fair to Hillary Clinton. Majority of voters were disgusted by the media, but more importantly recognized that the media was unfair to Trump. This widespread view of the media is compared to bad weather by William G. Shade, Ballard C. Campbell, and Craig R. Coenen”THE ROLE OF THE PRESS AND MEDIA IN AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS ” The news media are more like the weather—an atmosphere that obstructs, restrains, or destroys without purpose, motive, intention, or plan—a power to be sure, but a random one that nothing can really control (least of all itself). What makes this election so amazing is that even know the media may of be unfair to trump in a “Hugeeee” way, it didn 't stop voters from picking him and his strong views on issues as their next president.
Being that states get a select number of electoral votes, in most cases, the Electoral College fails to accurately reflect the national popular vote. Electors have the power to vote for whomever they want even though ultimately they are supposed to represent the popular vote. Another problem with the Electoral College is it gives voters no incentive to vote. Being that the Electoral College votes elects the president, it discourages voters in states to not vote in
Voter ID laws are two sided, but most Americans feel that it is necessary to prevent voter fraud. Republicans feel that an individual should already have a state ID because this is required by so many government agencies. Unfortunately, the Democrats are the ones to be most likely affected due to their voters’ economic status, disabilities and age. Whereas, Democrats believe that it is a tactic to defer their supporters from voting.