Have you ever wondered how we're in this current political mess? It's been like this since the start of our country. The two party system has always dominate. People are not being represented equally, and we are no longer a two party country. People are allowed to vote for who they want but yet are not represented by the whole state.
Electoral College. Yes you vote for another guy who votes for the president. Your vote is used to represent who you want someone else to vote for. So? Does your vote even really matter? Well...No. Even if you voted opposite of everyone else your vote wouldn't matter due to a winner take all system that causes your vote not to matter if you didn't vote with the majority.
Once again, the U.S. is faced with a president-elect who has won the electoral votes but not the popular vote. It now the 5th time in the history of the Electoral College where the popular vote and the Electoral vote have been different. When this occurs there is typically an uproar of people who feel like there voice has not been heard. The Electoral college is to blame with the certain number of electors or votes for each individual state, instead of the individual people. The electoral college needs to be abolished due to the issue of representing a smaller population with a bigger vote and a bigger population with a smaller vote.
This video describes the issues of the electoral college. It states how some states are being cut votes due to the fact of everyone wanting to have 3 votes. If the population is minimal then they should only get one or two votes. Winner-Take-All causes candidates to only promote in states with bigger electoral votes. Democracy does not allow us to promote the underdog states because their votes have a bigger say versus their population.
Views on the Electoral College are often partisan. Many people vote strictly for their political party versus the representation of the state. It may be a winner- take-all process but it still is incorrect. The Electoral College is based off of a states representation. Candidate A won Pennsylvania and Florida by about 200,000 votes had earn 49 electoral votes. Yet, Candidate B, won Massachusetts by almost a million votes but earned only 11 electoral votes. The system does not stay fair to the amount of votes cast in the Electoral College versus the Popular.