Electoral College




The stands for a selected number of individualsrepresenting each state in the United States of America informallycasting votes for the election of the president. Carstairs (2013)points out the being actively functional since 1787ensuring they represent their respective states during elections.However, claims are arising that panels need to be abolishedconsidering its ability to stand for all citizens. I totally agreewith that since brings about the possibility of anindividual that lost the popular vote to win the election, unequaldistribution of votes per state and improved levelsof education (Pattie 2014)

Whenthe constitution was written, voters had a few opportunities to learndifferent presidential candidates and the electoral body hadindividuals that were better educated than average citizens. Thatmade the process efficient in a whole lot of dimensions. Today,however, we have improved sources of knowledge and that, istelevisions, radios, the internet, newspapers and the universityeducation. Voters can learn about candidates and should be trusted tocast their votes. The body also proves not useful in a chance that acandidate loses the popular vote and can win the elections. It isconsidered harmful coming from the fact that it has happened fourtimes in fifty-six presidential elections the most recent one beingin 2000. Since there are voters from smaller states where thepopulation is considerably small, the data is always affected bymisrepresentation. An example will include Texas with a population ofaround thirty million with 32 electoral voters while Wyoming hasthree electoral voters with a population of half a million (Bugh2016)

Lookingat these factors, we can see that the was helpfulin the earlier times, but currently, it is time citizens should begiven a chance to have their personal ideologies on who they wish tobe the president of United States of America. The constitution shouldconsider one person one principle vote for transparency in thepresidential election (Gordon 2015).


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