Electing The President
Is the Electoral College still the way to go?
For as long as The U.S.A has been a country, we have elected our President by the Electoral College system, a system that has been outdated for centuries. It is over two hundred years old, and because of the unbalanced population of the states, the Electoral College is no longer sensible. The Electoral College system gives some states too much power while leaving others in the dust, making it unfair to voters and candidates, and the system has too many flaws to fix without abolishing the system completely. America needs to be freed from the Electoral College.
The National Popular Vote Plan
With the Electoral College system, a candidate could win the popular vote but lose the election because of the number of electoral votes awarded, This would leave many Americans angry and dismayed with the system. This has happened before, and it left many Americans wondering if it was time for a change. More than 70% of Americans are in favor of the National Popular Vote Plan (NPVP) according to the New York Times Upfront. The NPVP is a system that will allow the states to award their electoral votes to the candidate who receives the most votes nationally, making every vote count.
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Election of 2000 map and popular vote count
Electoral College "leaves two-thirds of the states effectively disenfranchised from choosing the President"
According to The New York Times Upfront.
Citizens protestig the Electoral College
The election of 1888 was the third time a candidate lost the election but won more popular votes than the other candidate. Benjamin Harrison won the election with 233 electoral votes and 5,439,853 popular votes. Grover Cleveland (I) lost the election with 168 electoral votes and 5,540,309 popular votes. This was 100,456 more popular votes than Benjamin Harrison. The system was not changed, and consequently, the same thing happened in the election of 2000. George W. Bush won the election with 271 electoral votes and 50,462,412 popular votes while Albert Gore Jr. lost the election with 266 electoral votes and 51,009,810 popular votes. If the NPVP had been in place, then this defect could have been avoided.