The Electoral College Should be Abolished for Many Clearly Defined Reasons
Have you ever wondered where America would be right now if Albert Gore had won the 2000 presidential election, as determined by the popular vote? In the 2000 election, Gore won the popular majority of votes cast for the president in the United States, but because of a system called The Electoral College, George Bush was given the White House. The Electoral College is a system of voting based upon population of individual states: each state is given a number of electors that is equal to the number of house and senate representatives serving that state in Washington D.C. Whichever candidate wins the majority in a specific state receives the number of electors assigned to that state. The Electoral College voting system is incapable of dealing prudently with practical election matters, and should be abolished. First is because the original reasons for which the Electoral College was inaugurated are no longer applicable. What's more, the Electoral College impairs the ability of the people of the United States to fairly and legitimately vote for their representatives. Finally, the Electoral College causes candidates to ignore states where the outcome is certain.
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