Why The Electoral College Should Not Be Preserved

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Why the Electoral College should not be preserved The Constitution Convention of 1787 gave birth to the system of Electoral College. According to the Constitution, electors per state are equal to the number of seats each state holds in the Congress, which include the Senate and the House of Representative delegations. California holds the most Electoral which is 54 electors. However, with every census the numbers of each states electoral change due to the process called reapportionment. Reapportionment can be defined as the “the process by which congressional districts are redrawn and seats are redistributed among states in the house ; reapportionment occurs every ten years.” The Electoral College should not be preserved because it is unfair due to the fact that candidates who do not win plurality of the votes can still get electoral votes. It is unfair to depend on the 538 Electors to become the voice of three hundred and nineteen million people. According to the US Election Atlas, the Electoral College encourages less voter turnout. The Electoral College is a complicated process which gives the voter a notion that their vote does not count and this results in lower voter turnout. Another disadvantage includes the unnecessary attention given to “swing states”. Some States consistently either vote Republican or Democrat but the states where the support for both the democrats and the Republicans is similar are called swing states. States like “Alaska, Utah, Indiana and
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