Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College

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Are Americans really in control of their democracy? People all around the world associate America with the ideals of democracy, or power being held by the people. However, in order to choose the supreme leader of the country, Americans do not directly have a voice to elect their best candidate. Instead, they use a system called the Electoral College, to give more power to the state, rather than the individual citizen. Although, Americans have proven this system to be flawed, as ever since the turn of the twenty-first century, multiple elections between 2000 and 2019 have elected candidates against the overall nation’s opinion. The Electoral College blurs the general American view of their preferred presidential candidate. The presidential election can be more accurate and democratic by ordinary voters or members of Congress convincing lawmakers to agree to combine the popular vote with electoral votes, creating a proportional system which would best represent the nation’s views on the election. The national views on the election are based on the current Electoral College System. Currently, the Electoral College is the system in place in which Americans indirectly elect the President, along with their respective Vice President. American citizens vote, based on a majority-rule system within each state for an allotted amount of electors: one elector per Senator and an additional elector per Representative; for example, North Carolina has thirteen Representatives and two
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