The Election Of The Electoral College

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Search Story Roughly twenty-five percent of the popular vote is all that is needed to win the most prestigious, powerful, and coveted position in the world. With the Electoral College and the disproportionate voting power of populations, seventy-five percent of the United States population could vote for one candidate and he wouldn’t win the election. When I began my research all I knew, was that the electoral college was the system we the people used to elect the president, and that 270 electoral votes were required to win the office of presidency in the United States. I had also heard about ideas of alternative voting that caught my intrigue, throughout my childhood I had only been taught to cast one vote for my most favoured option. I heard of a system where you don’t get one vote but instead you get to rank what you want as you see most desirable. Now I found this interesting idea of alternative voting interesting as it seemed to better represent my preferences. I remember two different instances when I was watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. One time Jon Stewart was in the middle of his opening segment of the show, he was covering the 2012 election then he started talking about the Electoral College, and how it disproportionately represented the American voter, and how it allowed George Bush to vanquish Al Gore, even though Al Gore won the popular vote. My other memory from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was when Stewart debated Bill O’Reilly on the
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