Electoral College Advantages

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The Electoral College, used to elect presidential candidates in the United States, has degenerated into an ineffective and inefficient system. Although the Electoral College had never been implemented before, the Founding Fathers nevertheless built America with this election structure, to not only experiment with this new technique but to hopefully find a solution to an election process that they expected would shortly involve millions of citizens. The Electoral College does include several beneficial advantages to the American election process, but for the most part, the Electoral College is a dysfunctional election method. The disproportionate distribution of electoral votes throughout the country demonstrates the Electoral College’s ineffectiveness. Voters in smaller states have far more electors per capita than do voters in big states. For example, we look at states such as Wyoming. This state has a population of 584 thousand. It is the least-populated state in America. Only 284 thousand of these citizens are registered to vote. Wyoming is allocated three electors for the Electoral College, for its two senators and one lonely house representative. This gives the state of Wyoming one elector for every 95 thousand voters: a miniscule amount compared to other states. Then we examine a state like Florida, one of the largest populated states. Florida has 19.9 million citizens, and is allocated 29 electoral votes. The number of registered voters in Florida totals
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