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    The Electoral College System You walk in to the voting booth on the first Tuesday of November to cast your vote for who you think should be president. You take your ballot into the box believing, as most people do, that your vote will be counted along with the rest of the population. You do this because you believe it could be the deciding vote for the presidential race. Well, you are wrong. Your vote only decides who the electors that join the Electoral College in December will be, but the elector

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    "Electoral College" system and the alleged advantages and disadvantages of various reform proposals. The Electoral College is a system in which the individual voter does not actually vote directly for the president. When a person votes they are voting for an elector that has pledged their vote or allegiance to the running party. The Framers realized that without widespread communications available at the time and with other varying factors an "each vote counts" or "the popular vote" system would not

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    The roots of the Electoral College System can be traced way back to more than 200 years. A controversial debate on the effectiveness of Electoral College continues over years. The founders established it as a resolution between president choice by a vote in congress and choice of the president by qualified citizens’ popular vote. 538 electors constituted the Electoral College and 270 majorities of electoral votes choose the president. The United States got its independence from Great Britain, and

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    The Electoral College System After the last presidential election, which is still underway apparently, there is much controversy over what should happen to the Electoral College system. There are people who say that the Electoral College is good but should be modified to meet the needs of the modern world. There are those who say that the Electoral College system is too outdated to be modified and should be entirely eliminated. Finally there are those who say that it is has stood the test of time

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    Electoral College System A number of Americans fail to realize that when they vote they are not voting for the president and vice-president directly, but for electors who then cast their ballots in the Electoral College. Until the recent battle between Gov. George W. Bush and Vice-president Al Gore for the presidency, this new generation of American voters has never witnessed a controversial election. Historically, there have been problematic elections allowing voters to question this system. The

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    Most democracies in the world today have multiparty system. There are 3 or more political parties that gain the power and control the government. However, throughout the history United States have had a two-party system. Currently, these two parties are Democrats and Republicans. This two party system is a result of nation’s choosing its officials through popular vote. In America, Electoral College elects the President and the Vice President every four years. People do not vote directly for the

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    Both chapters talk about issues with the system the United States has in place for the electing of presidents, with one dealing with the primary system and the other dealing with the electoral college. Both chapters point to the continuous election of 1824, where Henry Clay handed the election to John Quincy Adams by turning heel and suplexing Andrew Jackson at a “Hell in the Cell” match at Congress-tlemania 1824. While contentious, this was also the start of professional wrestling in the United

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    The Flawed Electoral College System

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    There are quite a few criticisms that surround the Electoral College system. In the next few paragraphs we are going to explore some of these criticisms and some of the advantages and disadvantages of various reform proposals. One major criticism that we faced and still face today is why not vote by popular vote instead of rely on the Electoral votes. Well one of the reasons being is that states like Wyoming or Idaho benefit from it and would not like to change it. Every state gets 3 eletors

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    In our ideal system, the main purpose of voting should be to uphold the ideals of democracy and accurately reflect public opinion. We believe that voter turnout would increase if citizens believed they had a true role in the government. Eliminating the Electoral College, including average, educated citizens on the ballots rather than only or mainly the elite, allowing more than two parties with a reasonable chance at winning on the ballot, simplifying voting, and increasing voting hours and polling

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    The Electoral College is unlike any modern university you have heard of. In fact, it is not, as the name implies, an educational facility at all. Instead, the Electoral College is a group of five hundred and thirty-six representatives from every state that is the official, deciding factor in our presidential elections (Smith). The majority of them, at least two hundred and seventy, is needed to win the aforementioned election. The number of each state’s electors is inconsistent, and instead a cumulative

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