This image outlines the number of votes that each state receives in total. People today complain that the electoral college is unjust and doesn't count everyone's vote. This way does count the votes, though. The states that have a high amount of votes such as California at 55 is simply due to the population size. When comparing the difference between population of California and South Dakota, it makes sense that California has so many more votes. The electoral college is just in its reasoning and should not be changed until the people can come up with a better system than the national popular vote.
In this video it goes into detail the voting system and why it works for the electoral college. By doing only the popular vote would make candidates only campaign in big cities. By doing the popular vote and then leaving it to number of members in congress for each allows each vote to matter for the state. Ohio and Florida have changed a couple times from republican to democratic and back again. These states are known as "swing states." There are also states not mentioned in the video such as Nevada and Maine that split their votes for the majority and have at times voted for both parties. This allows for the states with a big population to have more votes and balance the system overall. The electoral college is the best system and works great.
There electoral college has been around for decades providing unlimited benefits. Over the years the electoral college has encouraged coalition building, giving a voice to big and small states, and discourage voter fraud. Unfortunately there are people who do not see these benefits and are wanting to change systems to having the national popular vote determine the winner of the election. NPV asks states to sign a contract that they will vote for the national popular vote, rather than the states popular vote. This change would greatly upset states such as California who is known widely for being democratic, to vote republican if that be the national popular vote. This system has more holes than the electoral college and would only create bigger problems.
In this article it addresses why the electoral college is the best system available at this time in deciding how our president is elected. One of its many benefits include determining who is president when the popular vote is very close. It also forces candidates to campaign for every vote, rather than just the big cities. Forcing candidates to work harder at earning everyone's vote keeps the system fair. Everyone's vote matters. The electoral college has many benefits that this article outlines clearly.
The electoral college benefits the people in many ways in determining who wins the campaign of becoming the President of the United States of America. In this article it addresses the fact that the electoral college is not perfect, but that is the best system available. A national popular vote would bring its own set of problems. If it went by popular vote, Hillary Clinton would be our current president rather than Donald Trump. Focusing on popular vote would have the candidates only campaigning in big cities, rather than reaching out to all the people. By the electoral college, every vote matters more.