There are many ways to determine the winner of an election. One of the most common and simple methods is the popular vote. I chose this video to explain the popular vote before proceeding to the argument
Voting for President of the United States Come this November, many of us Americans will journey to our specified polling place to cas...
It's an anachronism, says the NYU Politics Professor—and the state-by-state "winner take all" rules for presidential elections are even worse.
I chose this political cartoon because it implies that with the electoral college we are throwing away or "shredding" the popular vote. With the electoral college it is giving the governments "electoral candidates" the right to decide who runs our country, instead of allowing the people to decide. I believe this is unfair because the USA was created to give people freedoms from the government. By throwing the peoples vote away it goes against what the founding fathers intended for the US because it gives government officials the power it wasn't supposed to have: the power to chose the president of our United States
Once again, the U.S. is faced with a president-elect who has won the electoral votes but not the popular vote.