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Electoral College-Good or Bad?
What is the Electoral College?A GROUP OF ELECTORS FORMED EVERY 4 YEARS TO CHOOSE THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT.THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE CONSISTS OF 538 ELECTORS
How It WorksThe Electoral College is chosen by the amount of members of the House of representatives and senators each state has representing them.A President and Vice President to be elected they need to have gained 270 votes out of the 538 electors.“Despite popular belief, the U.S. Constitution does not provide for the popular election of the American president. It provides for popular election of presidential electors.” (Elving,2016)
Pros and Cons-Too much power is placed in Swing States-Makes citizens believe their votes do not matterProsConsGives everyone who wants to make a change and elect be able to . Allows for an easier presidential campaigningAllows a smooth take over in/when elected.
Election of 2016-The Presidential Election of 2016 came down to candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton-Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of 2.8 million votes.