The Controversy Over The Benefits Of The Electoral College

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The electoral college should be kept. Five times has a candidate won the electoral vote without the popular. The most recent being our last election. Each time, it sparks a debate on whether or not to do away with this system of voting. In fact, there have been 700 proposals in the last 200 years to get rid of, or modify the electoral college.

Issues vary significantly by location. The electoral college forces candidates to address problems in all demographics, rather than just focusing on urban areas where most of the population is located. Campaigns without the electoral college would focus on high population states, leaving a state such as Iowa, with a little over 3 million in population, with little say in the election over a state
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