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ELECTORAL COLLEGE GOOD OR BAD?Click icon to add picture
Electoral College Good or Bad?The United States should abolish the Electoral College as it gives too much power to “swing states”, ignores the will of Americans, and makes people think their vote does not matter.
What is The Electoral College?The Electoral College is a process by which the Unites States elects the president and vice president (Wolf, 2020).The Electoral College consists of 538 electors (Wolf, 2020).In this process, Americans vote for electors, not a presidential candidate.The number of electors each the state has is determined by state’s population.The presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win.
Election of 2016 Donald Trump vs. Hillary ClintonIn 2016, the Republican candidate Donald Trump won the presidential election with 304 Electoral votes to Clinton’s 227 (Beckwith, 2017).Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million votes (Beckwith, 2017).
1.The Electoral College gives too much power to "swing states“.