The Election Of Presidential Election

967 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
As election season draws closer, we see the candidates debate more and more. These debates are a huge part in the elections, but, there is another debate that has had the hot seat since the 2000 election of Gore and Bush. In 2000, Democratic candidate Al Gore won the popular vote across the United States, but, more controversy was created by the Republican candidate George W. Bush winning the presidential election because he surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win. An outcry arose from all across the country saying that the people’s voices are not heard through the Electoral College and that a true democratic country would allow for direct election of the President. So why did the founding fathers not allow a direct election? And why hasn’t the Electoral College been reformed yet if it is so bad? The answers are simple. Our founding fathers didn’t allow for a direct election because they were afraid that the voters would be not well enough informed about the candidates, a reform to the Electoral College would mean a new amendment to the constitution, and because in all actuality, the Electoral College helps keep little states involved with the elections. With today’s technology and social media, the way candidates can reach voters far surpass that of how candidates had to reach voters in the 19th century. So more voters should be better informed than that of voters in the 19th century; right? Although this is a very true statement and that the information about…
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