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Popular Vote Persuasive Essay

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How could you? A racist, sexist, xenophobic bigot has been elected as the 45th president of this country. I am shocked that Donald Trump has had such an eager fan base, and he was able to appeal to people’s fears and insecurities in order to encourage them to vote for him. Donald Trump ran against the most qualified candidate to ever run for the office of President of the United States, Hillary Clinton. Despite losing the popular vote, Trump is the President-Elect (and as of January 20, President) of this country. How is that fair? Someone who lost the popular vote is going to be the leader of this country. Every American deserves an equal representation in our democracy. However, due to the Electoral College, a vote in a small swing state is worth much more than a vote in…show more content…
This goes against what the people want, and favors people living in rural areas, who tend to be Republican. The Electoral College encourages candidates to only campaign in “swing states” because there are certain states that have only gone either Republican or Democratic for the last 20 or more years, that the candidates assume will go one way or another. This system results in a vote in Nevada (a swing state) being worth more than a vote across the border in California. Even though the system is broken, that is a secondary point, and not the main one. Donald Trump has shown himself multiple times to be unqualified to be the President of the United States. Mr. Trump has mocked people with disabilities, bragged about sexually assaulting women, called all Mexicans “rapists” and “drug dealers”, proposed banning Muslims from immigrating to the United States, among many other things. I believe that America made a terrible mistake electing Donald Trump as
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