The Importance Of The Electoral College

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The electoral college has been an integral part of our government ever since its creation, but the debate of its relevance has been further propelled by the most recent election. Its supporters believe the Electoral College provides a fair and accurate representation of America’s opinion, while keeping bigger states from dwarfing smaller states. Meanwhile it’s critics say it’s an outdated and undemocratic method of electing a president. While I believe the Electoral College was once an useful tool of government, it needs to be replaced with a more effective system.

As I said above the Electoral College has been how we elected presidents since the beginning of our country, this means it doesn’t come without merits. It gives little states more representation, states like Iowa and Wyoming, not small in stature but rather in population. This means Wyoming, which has a population of roughly 586,107, has three votes, two from its two Senators and one from its representative in the House of Representatives. This still gives Wyoming some power, while states like California have 38,558,711 more people, but only 52 more votes. Without a system giving Wyoming some votes, highly populated states would have even more power. This means people running for president would only visit the states with the most people, which translates to the most votes. Another aspect of the Electoral College not often explored is it’s consistency. What I mean by this is we always get a president, not matter
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