Essay about Electoral College Proposal

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Electoral College Proposal

Imagine for a moment that a young man has been working hard all day on his own farm. He is the typical hard-working, middle-class American, not unlike Americans today. Normally this young man puts in a good twelve hours worth of work, but on this particularly special day, he relieves himself early. It is Election Day. He considers himself patriotic and takes this day very seriously. He casts his vote and comes home just in time to tuck his son into bed. He sleeps soundly through the night, knowing that he has helped to shape the country he loves so dearly. The next day, he learns that the man he voted for is not his new Commander in Chief. This man is not typically a sore loser, but in this
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There were also no televisions or radios at that time so, information was scarce and hard to find. These problems that sparked the formation of the Electoral College are not relevant today and a change should be implemented.
There is a way to keep the Electoral College intact but to also remedy most of the problems with it. ?Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector? (Dumbauld 265). In other words, each state has one electoral vote for each Representative and each Senator, and each state has Electors who are the ones who actually choose a leader. These Electors are the ones who actually choose our President. Tennessee, as is demonstrated by Figure 1 on page 3, has nine voting districts and therefore has nine Representatives and, just like every other state, has two Senators. This means that Tennessee has eleven electoral votes, as demonstrated by Figure 2 on page 3, one for each Representatives and Senator. As the system is currently set up, whichever candidate wins the majority of the popular vote in Tennessee, his party?s Elector