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Electoral College?

The Electoral College is a group of representatives who ultimately decide the president during election time. Is this an effective method, or does this archaic system need to be abolished?

Dem introducing bill to abolish Electoral College
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Dem introducing bill to abolish Electoral College

Sen. Barbara Boxer, after the 2016 election, is introducing a bill to abolish the electoral college. This was done after Hilliary Clinton lost the election to Donald Trump despite winning the popular vote. Boxer states, "The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society..." and this is true. The Electoral college is a system that needs to be abolished because of how it isn't a true reflection of the majority, as seen in this election as well as the 2000 election between Gore and Bush. These two instances are the only times we've seen this happen and if it continues to, then we need to see change sooner rather than later.

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These 3 Common Arguments For Preserving the Electoral College Are All Wrong
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These 3 Common Arguments For Preserving the Electoral College Are All Wrong

The Electoral College is typically argued heavily, especially after the 2016 election. Which raises more fights for the electoral college to be abolished. People who are against this, however, us these common arguments to defend the electoral college. In this situation the electoral college does need to be looked at more in depth. Not only that, it needs to be pushed toward being abolished because of how it does fail the popular vote as we have seen in 5 elections.

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Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer
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Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

This video explains the Electoral College and how it functions. It can be seen even in this non biased video that the Electoral College doesn't work because of this instances in which the popular vote winner, isn't the actual winner. While it isn't all bad, it certainly doesn't represent the people as well as it should. Not only that but the representatives of the electoral college aren't always as accurate themselves when voting. This is really why we do need to abolish it.

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Hillary Actually - SNL
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Hillary Actually - SNL

This Video, while a parody, does show how unfair the electoral college can be. Not only that, electors can become renegade electors and change their vote. While a fine is in effect in some states, some take the chance to change their vote as seen in the video. It can be seen as corrupt too because of how it just simply does not represent the popular majority, and Hillary knows it in this video too. Plain and simple the Electoral College needs to be abolished.

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Political Cartoon
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Political Cartoon

This political cartoon depicts Putin and Trump saying goodbye to electoral college representatives as they leave their "voting station". It was said that Russia had a huge influence on the 2016 election as there were rumors going around of voter fraud and hacking. This cartoon shows that the electoral college isn't always very trustworthy as most people think it to be. There have been cases of renegade voters who don't vote the way their state wanted them to. This can cause possibly the better candidate, or the one who had the popular vote, to lose the election which is why we need to abolish the electoral college.

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