The Electoral College System Is Unfair

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The American Society grants every citizen of legal age to vote in elections. The Electoral College System provides electoral votes to candidates despite losing popular votes. The Electoral College System is unfair as candidates who do not win popular vote can still win a presidential election. This system is unfair as it grants 538 electors to become the voice of 319 million people. The Constitutional Convention of 1787 gave birth to the Electoral College system. The Electoral College system can be briefly described as a system where voters are able to vote for candidates(electors) on election day. Electors then cast their vote for a candidate in their respective party. Our Founding Fathers described the electoral college system in Article II, section 1 of the Constitution. According to the Constitution, electors per state are equal to the number of seats each state holds in the Congress, which include the Senate and the House of Representative delegations. California holds the most Electoral with 54 electors. However, with every census the numbers of each state electoral change due to the process called reapportionment. Reapportionment can be defined as the “the process by which congressional districts are redrawn and seats are redistributed among states in the house ; reapportionment occurs every ten years.” According to the US Election Atlas, the Electoral College encourages less voter turnout. The Electoral College is a complicated process which gives the voter a notion that their vote does not count and this results in lower voter turnout. Another disadvantage includes the unnecessary attention given to “swing states”. Some States consistently either vote Republican or Democrat, but the states where the support for both the... ... middle of paper ... ... society during the seventeen hundred weren’t erudite enough to elect a president on their own. But now living in the 21st century in a nation where the percent of the population receiving a higher education is increasing every year, it seems foolish to still depend on the Electoral College system. Critics say that the Electoral College gives smaller states a greater voice in the election by putting more weight on their votes. In fact, this is another reason why the Electoral College should be changed. In an article by David Walbert, it is revealed that California has 54 Electoral Votes and they get 627,253 residents per elector (0.83 - weight of vote). While Alaska has 14 Electoral Votes with 208,977 residents per electoral (Weight of vote – 2.50). These statistics reveal that a voter in Alaska has more influence and say than a voter in California, which is unjust.

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