We should be getting rid of the Electoral College. With this election being ANOTHER time that the popular vote does not match the electoral vote, voters may feel that there is no point in voting because their votes are almost suggestions. Electors, in states that there is no penalty, can vote towards their opinions rather than what their state majority voted for. Elector votes have more of an impact than the millions of people in the U.S.
Starting at 1:28 this video very clearly makes the point that the candidates do not have to get most of the states to vote for them for them to become president. They really only have to get the 11 biggest states on their side and they have won the elections. It shows a problem with the electoral college because the point of it was to give each population in each state the appropriate amount of votes towards the electoral college, but the votes of the smaller states dont matter at all when there are larger states with more votes, all voting for the same person.
This cartoon shows just how complicated the Electoral College is. After individual votes are counted, the majority has to be recognized and that electors have to vote in each state. THEN, those votes have to be counted, and as history has proven, the popular vote does not always have the same outcome as the electoral one.
Once again, the U.S. is faced with a president-elect who has won the electoral votes but not the popular vote. The popular vote has way more of a significance that what the Electoral vote is. The Electoral vote doesn't show every individual persons vote. States don't use an electoral college, so neither should the nation.
This states that we should abolish the Electoral College for 4 reason. First, the distribution of electoral votes per state is not equally dispersed. Second, votes in safe states of the opposite party are pretty much worthless. Third, a candidate can win with as little as 21.8% of the popular vote. Lastly, in some states, there is no penalty for an elector to not vote for the majority party in their state. These reasons are just a few that prove the Electoral College should be abolished.