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Surname 1NameProfessorCourseDateElectoral System Should Be AbolishedThe Electoral College system was established in the constitution by the founders in 1787. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the president and vice president of the United States. A presidential candidate must receive majority of 270 electors’ votes to be declared the winner. The eligible voters indirectly vote for the president and vice president through the electors as part of the plan to separate powers and authority (Maskin, Eric, & Sen, 1). The Electoral College has been the part of country’s history and has been the basis of the national electoral system. It was a perfect system in the early years but recently it is associated with bad qualities as it does not represent a democratic process as it should. This is because a candidate who loses the popular vote and wins the Electoral College votes became president of the United States. I believe that the Electoral College way of electing the president should be abolished and adopt a popular vote system which is more democratic.The first reason why the Electoral College system should be abolished is that it ignores the will of the people. In the United States, there are over 300 million people but it is unfortunatethat the president and the vice president are actually elected by 538 Americans. In 2016 presidential race, for instance, Hilary Clinton received more popular votes by over 2.8 million votes but lost on Electoral College votes to Donald Trump who received 306 Electoral College votes. In addition, there were four times in United State history where the presidential candidate won the election despite being supported by Electoral votes and not the popular votes. A
Surname 2candidate who loses on popular vote may be considered unpopular president and particularly unsuccessful. Donald who benefited with the system in 2016 said “the Electoral College is a disaster for Democracy and he believed the president should be chosen by the people (Comrie, 34).The second, the founders of the system believed that the America public was uneducated and lacked political awareness when making the best decision of selecting the president. They proposed the Electoral College system through electors would ensure that the office of president is endowed by a qualified person. (Maskin, Eric, & Sen, 10). This reason is no longer relevant due to availability of modern technology that allows people to get information to make informed decisions. Moreover, the electors are generally chosen by the candidate’s political party and are expected to vote along the party line and not their own opinion of the candidates.Third, the Electoral College system results in unfairness to voters in the smaller state compared to larger states. It apportions each state the same number of Electoral College votes foreach representative in Congress. This implies that the system produces a bad result because

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