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    Electoral System Flaws

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    it comes to representing our diversity our election system falls short, it overlooks and disregards our voices. The election system has many flaws it does not take everybody's voice into consideration it omits many voices which is not acceptable because we are supposed to be a nation with freedom and equality. The winner takes all system in the Electoral College does not live up to our nation's set of ideals. Other flaws that our election system has is the photo ID laws which are another limitation

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    Opponents of the Electoral College system also point to the risk of so-called "faithless" Electors. A "faithless Elector" is one who is pledged to vote for his party 's candidate for president but nevertheless votes for another candidate. There have been 7 such Electors in this century and as recently as 1988 when a Democrat Elector in the State of West Virginia cast his votes for Lloyd Bensen for president and Michael Dukakis for vice president instead of the other way around. Faithless Electors

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    Electoral College is a system of voting that requires for certain number to be attached to states as a way determine the voting output of a that state. The number varies from state to state and each assigned electoral college votes are claimed based on the candidate who has the highest number of votes. There are few states in the US that divide their college vote base on the percentage obtain by each participating candidate. In 1787, the constitution met and adapted several systems of electing public

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    Electoral College System Essay

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    The roots of the Electoral College System can be traced way back to more than 200 years. A controversial debate on the effectiveness of Electoral College continues over years. The founders established it as a resolution between president choice by a vote in congress and choice of the president by qualified citizens’ popular vote. 538 electors constituted the Electoral College and 270 majorities of electoral votes choose the president. The United States got its independence from Great Britain, and

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    downsides to our current system. And with every aspect of our system, politicians can come up with loopholes to benefit themselves. We are provided free healthcare, but you must fit certain circumstances in order to receive it. We have the right to a fair trial, but a “fair” trial can quickly become a matter of race, religion, or beliefs. In the same way, our democracy and how we elect our president must be dealt with a tablespoon of salt. The Electoral College is our voting system based off of 538 votes

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    The portal I envision consists of the complete revamping of the United States electoral system. The current method for electing presidents is the most undemocratic, horrifically convoluted, and downright ridiculous system that I have ever observed. My favored electoral system would work to serve its purpose: to elect the people’s choice. The electoral college is a mangled amalgam of 50-separate First-Past-the-Post elections that indirectly select the president in rather disproportionate methods;

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    The Electoral College System After the last presidential election, which is still underway apparently, there is much controversy over what should happen to the Electoral College system. There are people who say that the Electoral College is good but should be modified to meet the needs of the modern world. There are those who say that the Electoral College system is too outdated to be modified and should be entirely eliminated. Finally there are those who say that it is has stood the test of

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    It’s interesting to notice that in those four disputed elections of 1800, 1824, 1876 and 1960, the winner of the popular vote didn’t become President because they weren’t the winners of the Electoral College votes. The first two instances were mainly due to an unorganized system because of the early establishment. However, there is a recurring pattern in the later elections. In 1800, the problem was that the electors had two votes, one for President and one for the Vice President, which, based

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    fourth of November an election is taken place to select the next president of the United States. Just recently, in the 2016 election, Hilary Clinton won the popular vote and Donald Trump won the electoral vote, in which he was elected president. This made many Americans question if the electoral college system is outdated and unfair and if the direct popular vote is a more effective way of electing the president. This has happened twice where the candidate who has the popular vote did not win the presidency

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    Analyze criticism of the "Electoral College" system and the alleged advantages and disadvantages of various reform proposals. The Electoral College is a system in which the individual voter does not actually vote directly for the president. When a person votes they are voting for an elector that has pledged their vote or allegiance to the running party. The Framers realized that without widespread communications available at the time and with other varying factors an "each vote counts" or "the

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