The most recent election ended with Trump becoming our next President. However, he only won because of electoral votes. Hillary won in popular vote but lost because the electoral college gave more votes to Trump. If the people vote more for a person, that person should win. This is a perfect example as to why the electoral college should be abolished.
This video brings up if an individuals vote counts. It does but when one votes, they are not even voting directly on the president. They are voting on electors that have pledged to vote for their candidate. Sometimes even when one votes for a president, an elector can become a renegade elector, meaning the elector goes against his pledge and votes for someone else. We should not have to rely on these electors to cast our votes.
In this video they bring up why the electoral should be abolished. They say the winner take all rule causes a lot of problems. They mention the disparity that happens when a candidate barely wins a state and yet still gets all electoral votes with that state. They think the way to fix this is to abolish the electoral college. I agree with this.
This article also favors the abolition of the Electoral College. It raises the question about why the Electoral College is used for the presidency but not for positions such as a Governer. I agree with what they say. I think if it is not used for positions such as governer then it should not be used for the presidency.
The Electoral College should be abolished. This article makes it quite clear why. An excellent point it raises is that the electoral votes are not evenly distributed. For example, a candidate might win a state with 50.01 % of the state but still win all the electoral votes associated with that state. Even though the candidate won about half the states favor, they still won all votes.