The Electoral Vote Should Not Decide The Outcome Of A Presidential Election

1652 Words Mar 8th, 2015 7 Pages
Thesis: The Electoral vote should not decide the outcome of a presidential election, the popular vote should be the deciding factor.
No more for the “people” or by the “people”! The Electoral College is a body of people representing the states of the US, who formally cast votes for the election of the president and vice president. Many Americans declare that this system should not decide the outcome of an election and that their voices should be heard.
By the time of the creation of the constitution the public had no information about what was going on at the time, and most of them were uneducated, so it was decided that the Electoral College would play the role and choose the president. Since then, more than 95% of the US graduate and 68% receive a doctorate, meaning that in this century more than half of the American citizens are more than prepared to know who will represent them. It was stated in the New York Times that the “…Electoral College [was] unfair...” by giving the majority of the votes to the small states and not representing the majority of the voters.
The editor of RSS Feed the Nation, Katrina Heave alleges that ” [not] all Americans have had the chance to participate on an equal basis …in [a] system in which four out of five are absolutely ignored from both campaigns. “With this we can also refer to the election in the 2000 when Bush won the elections by the College votes, but not by the people. Through all this circumstances that have been presenting…
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