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Resolved:The United States should abolish the Electoral CollegeCora DickeyGOVT 240: American Government & Politics IDecember 2, 2017
1The Electoral College is a process;it is made up of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the President and Vice-President of the United States the nation's 435 Representatives, 100 Senators, and three electors given to the District of Columbia. The founding fathers instituted it in the Constitution as an arrangement that builds a bridge between election of the President by a vote in Congress and by a popular vote of qualified citizens. James Monroe, father of the Constitution, specifically a eureka in his perspective for the future of America’s government when insisting that Congress should decide the President. His high expectations blended with good intentions but was utterly blindsided by bittersweet reality. This paper will argue that the United States should abolish the Electoral College by exposing its incompetence, elaborating the depth of violating political equality, and emphasizing the advantage of direct election.For the record, “Electoral College” is not mentioned as an actual term anywhere in the Constitution. The concept of a right to vote was not introduced into the Constitution until the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments; the fourteenth amendment did not enforce former slave-owning states to give their black populations the equal privilege to vote but they authorized with exploiting their existence for the Three-Fifths Compromise. The fifteenth amendment left many ambiguities that were fully manipulated in the following decades in both the South and the North. This allowed Jim Crow laws to form, a vile system of segregation within the former confederate states along with commencing tests of literacy tests and good character just to curtailthe size of the electorate. It does not take a doctorate degree to vote wisely or discern from good and malpractice in the political hierarchy.The Electoral College started as a cluttered settlement that was attained during the final days of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, and it has caused either disasters or near-end meltdowns on recurring occasions. What makes it even more arduous is the system of electing
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