United States ' Electoral College

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Marlon Straker
Professor Trokkos
PLS 201
04 December 2016
Electoral College

With every Presidential election, the United States’ electoral college takes place. The electoral college has been around for about 200 years and it is still going strong with its intended purpose. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Democracy is defined as a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections. This definition is accurate in the way that supreme power is held by the people but also that there are two forms, direct and indirect. Direct democracy is a system of government in which members of the polity, or political organization, meet to discuss all policy decisions and then agree to abide. This is also is called true democracy. In the form everyone is equal and their votes would count. So by voting, they will be able to voice their opinion and majority rule is the majority of the people, all 320 millions people in the United States of America.
Some people see this form of Democracy as ineffective because it is not benefiting the people of the United States. The other form of democracy is indirect democracy. Indirect democracy is a system of government that gives citizens the opportunity to vote for representatives. Indirect democracy can be split into two sub-sections, Presidential democracy or Parliamentary democracy. In
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