The Electoral College Essay

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I choose to agree with the Electoral College. I don’t want a direct popular election because I want the smaller states to still have a voice, but, if America switches to direct popular election, the way things are, might just go worse. There are some good reasons for a direct popular election, and there are not good reasons for one too. I like the Electoral College a lot, and I would like the voting system to keep it that way. However, our founding fathers created the Electoral College, being the geniuses they are, created a good way to elect a president that would not cause chaos or havoc in the country.
One reason I choose to stay with the Electoral College is that there are many famous people in Hollywood. Take Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Nevertheless, the democrat would most likely get those votes because, as always, he is one of the two main parties in voting. I really don’t want a third party because of that, and I don’t want to get confused when I vote. Also, I don’t want to deal with listening to a third party when the third party most likely will not win the election, so we need to just stick with the two-party system, but, still let the third party have a voice, but not a vote on the presidential job.
The last reason I want to keep the Electoral College is because a direct popular election would cause chaos. America is already screwed up enough; we don’t need a presidential election to make it worse. There would be too many petitions, riots, and all kinds of things going on during the election. The people and congress like the way the Electoral College is set up. Also, we don’t need to change it. Doing that would take forever, because if we switch to a direct popular election, many presidents would only win by popular vote. The electoral votes should determine who is president, not how popular he or she is. No one region has the absolute majority of electoral votes that is required to be president. In very close popular elections, it’s possible that the candidate who won a slight majority of the popular vote may not be the person who is elected president. Whether the popularity of that one candidate is concentrated on very few states or spread out across America. The popular

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