Do Your Vote Count? Essay

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Clarissa Anaya
English 9, Vikki Paul
7 November 2016
Do Your Votes Count? The phrase “Make your voice heard and vote!” is always being tossed around. What they people don 't know is that your voice isn 't always heard. Your presidential vote doesn 't really matter because of the electoral college. They make the choice of what your state wants. What you want! People are being silenced for whom they want to become president and believe they are living in a county with a democratic government. And with the removal of the electoral college, we can be heard.
What is the electoral college you may ask. According to Oxford dictionary, the electoral college is; “(in the US) a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president.” You may then ask, “but don 't i vote for the election of the president and vice president? The electoral college is a group of chosen electors that vote for whom they see fit as being our next president and vice president. Their votes are then counted by Congress. Each state has a certain number of electors. For example california has 55 while alaska has 3. In all, it is made up of 538 electors. How they’re chosen is political parties nominate electors at their state conventions. The electors are usually state-elected officials, party leaders, or people with a strong affiliation with the Presidential candidates. The state will then need a majority of 270 votes to elect the
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