The Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College

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Thesis statement: The Constitution assigns each state a number of electors equal to the combined total of the state’s Senate and House of Representatives delegations; at present, the number of electors per state ranges from three to 54, for a total of 538. First Supporting Idea (Topic Sentence): Minority interest can determine the role of an outside ownership interest. Second Supporting Idea (Topic Sentence): Suggest an alternative that allows all states to be counted equally. The other reason, as I have read, that it continues is that the danger would exist that without the EC the party in power could funnel resources to the states with the big pop votes at stake and ignore more rural states. It will not go away anytime soon, as to compromise it would take a constitutional amendment to modify and those are not easy to push thru. “The Constitution says states may decide on their own how to allocate their electoral votes, and a reform group is calling for states to agree by law to allocate all of their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote." On Monday, Dec. 19, the Electoral College will choose as president of the United States a candidate who lost the popular vote by more than 2 1/2 million votes. Never before has anyone who…show more content…
Some of the founders wondered if it would be wise to permit average citizens to vote but wanted to stay true to their republican principles. The Electoral College was their answer. Because the system is written into the Constitution, an amendment would be required to alter the process. Like the Senate, the Electoral College helps to distribute power away from the most populated areas of the US. California gets 55 votes compared to Wyoming’s 3, but this divide would be much greater in a purely popular
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