matter, and we should feel the equal amount of power throughout us all. Although the Electoral College has undergone many changes in its history, the changes that have been made never took into account a population that has exploded in both number and diversity. Gerrymandering is, at its finest, the manipulation of the people by politicians that the public put in office. Voter suppression causes eligible people to not want to vote, making them feel as if their vote does not matter. In rural areas it can be hard to get educated and engage meaningful in politics (Levitz) instead of voting based on influences around them. It happens often, in fact, some of us were raised to only follow and understand one party. A popular vote of the nation should inaugurate the favored candidate. The people’s voices are shown through a popular vote throughout the nation and not through the Electoral College system. The time has come to seriously consider a national popular vote as an alternative.
Xiong 4 Citations Foley, Edward B. "An Idea for Electoral College Reform That Both Parties Might Actually Like." POLITICO Magazine. 12 Jan. 2019. Oxford University Press. 19 Sept. 2019 <- conservatives-223965>. Levitz, Eric. "Here's Every Defense of the Electoral College - and Why They're All Wrong." Intelligencer. 20 Mar. 2019. Vision 2020. 13 Sept. 2019 <- electoral-college-is-wrong-warren-cnn.html>.
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