POLS #9 - able to reason reflect and evaluate candidates...

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1. You know that in the United States the 10 smallest, by population, control 32 electoral votes. It means that those 10 states have the 6% of the votes in the Electoral College, yet their population is 7.6 million, or 2% of the national total. Therefore, the 2% of the United States population controls 6% of the votes for the presidency. Definitely that isn’t fair at all, with this system it seems that people’s vote has not the importance that it has to have. 2. I think the Electoral College should be eliminated. When the constitution was written in 1787, the common and majority of the people didn’t have a strong education. Basically, people (most of them farmers) weren’t educated at all, so the constitution prevented people to elect bad leaders. Therefore, the Electoral College was created as a “step away” process. Today, people are way much more educated than back then; people are
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Unformatted text preview: able to reason, reflect, and evaluate candidates. The Electoral College was created to prevent people elect the president directly, but I think today’s American society is more than able to select its president directly. The best example of the big failure in today’s society of the Electoral College was the 2000 presidential election. The majority of the people elected one president, but the one who won was other. 3. http://74.125.47.132/search? q=cache:Bu3iC8lEEUUJ:www.bennahum.com/david/2004/09/abolishing_the_.html+inte resting+factoid+of+teh+electoral+college&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us http://americanhistory.about.com/od/elections/p/election2000.htm http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/electoralcoll.htm...
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