Persuasive Essay On Electoral College

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“Every four years, we hear the words “Electoral College” over and over again. But we never talk about what a ridiculous, and frankly undemocratic system it really is” (Collegehumor). This quote was said by Adam Conover on a video for College Humor posted on Youtube.com. I believe this to be a very true statement. To have an undemocratic system in place at this time of age to me means that the people in charge don’t see what is wrong with it. This is what I believe is one of the problems with the country now. The deification for Electoral College states that is it “A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the U.S.” (Dictionary.com). With the current events going on in the political system at this time, I believe that the President of the United States of America should be voted in by popular vote. One of the first thing wrong with the Electoral…show more content…
They classify a Faithless Electors as “… member of the Electoral College who, for whatever reason, do not vote for their party’s designated candidate” (FairVote). When the people of the Electoral College are chosen to be, they agree to vote for their political party member they would like to because President. Then the member does not do this or votes for a different member of the same party of a different party, this can lead to a major change of the outcome of the election. One would think that this would be uncommon thing to happen but since 1787 when the Electoral College was founded; there have been 157 faithless electors (FairVote). With having done 56 presidential elections over this great countries life, this should not be common. With the problem of faithless electors, “There have been 7 such Electors in this century and as recently as 1988...”(Kimberling). When this is done electors have the chance to change the outcome of an election because of their
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