Should the United States Abolish the Electoral College
The Electoral College is a process, not a place. … A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled amount of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators. This being said, the electoral college is what gives us a voice to share our votes and be represented by a person who has the connections to do so. I believe that the Electoral College should not be abolished because it #1 shows us how this country began to set out there ways of figuring out how to choose our presidents and those of higher power over the years.
In document A it states that the “Electoral College is a key part of federalism, which is the foundation of our system of government”. Since the beginnings of our country we have had the right vote for whomever we want, yes there will be judgement but that would not take away our freedom of speech. This system has always gone off of the popularity vote, even if the candidate that has the most electoral votes from most states, in order for them to actually win they need that popularity vote, hence why Donald Trump won and became the President of the United States. Document A also states that “in spite of what happened of 2000, our system has served us well. Usually, it ensure that the candidate with the most votes wins”. Yes the Electoral College has had it’s ups and down in the past years of it’s existence but eloquently it has served it’s purpose when needed most. Many faults will try and rise to the surface to back up those who have tried to abolish this system but it’s goods outweigh it’s bads. If you look at all
of the pros and cons that are stated many sources the pros cover many aspects that are very important to today’s society, for instance the Electoral College protects minority interests, It facilitates a two-party system, and lastly it directs more power to the states.
Those against the Electoral College will say that it depresses the minority states and doesn’t give them the chance to voice their opinion through their votes but this system does the complete opposite. In document E it states that “proponents [of the Electoral College] also point out that, far from diminishing minority interest by depressing voter participation, the Electoral College actually enhances the status of minority groups”. Smaller states have been given the opportunity to vote and actually have an impact on the election process. These accommodations have gone unnoticed but in result have made a great difference from how this system began.