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Surname: 1 Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date The National Popular Vote for President Ever since the late 17th century, the United State has adopted the Electoral College system as the appropriate mode for electing the president and their respective vice president. According to Wegman, the electoral college are a selected elector's delegates who are mandated to represent large popular vote opinion. This mode of election was approved back in the 1800s in a bid to make the minority votes count. This arose as a result of the former and current heated confrontation between the Republicans and the Democrats. Furthermore, in the early era, it was believed that the national popular vote system would be influenced by the Africans (known back then as Negros). Nonetheless, as time changed and civilization saw the light of day, Americans still confine to this mode of the electoral system. Compared to the early era, many factors have come into play over the years, which has made this mode of election meaningless if not useless. In the early age, the electoral delegates were strictly monitored by their parties and would only vote for the person from a party that had a majority of nominees (Matt). However, currently, the college delegate is easy swayed and can vote for a presidential candidate of their choice rather than their party’s choice. A common example is the 2016 election was, Hilary Clinton won the national popular vote by more than 3 million but was voted out by the Electoral College delegate in favor of Trump. The Electoral College has even changed the landscape of the campaigns themselves (Eric). Currently, the presidential candidates normally campaign in areas where there is more electoral representative. What was is expected to be a national popular vote system has
Surname: 2 changed into a choice of the few in power. Though there has been much criticism directed towards the current Electoral College system some scholars still advocate for this mode of election. To them, this mode is the voice of the minority. Additionally, the traditional explanation of why Congressional elections are less competitive is that they are partially dominated by partisans and by incumbency and, probably. As a result, fewer Americans are voting for mid- term elections (Robert). This paper researches of the arguments presented in favour of the national popular vote system and compares them with those of the Electoral College to deduces and affirm a more realistic, up-to-date system that re-directs the power to elect the president from powerful tyrannies and gives it to the common American citizen. Research argument in favor of the Electoral College system When it was being formed the Electoral College was designed to rectify any wrong choice that would have been made through the national popular votes. Elections College supporters took advantage of the debates on the electoral structures of the young country in conjunction with the constitutional conventions (Fortier). Professor Charles Fried of Harvard Law believes that states act for a national policy as diffusers and filters. Regional electoral

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