Essay Electoral College Should Be Abolished

U.S. citizens are given the right to vote every four years in November. The electoral votes are based on the population of a state and affect the election in the long run. The Senate of a state is granted two electoral votes towards the national election. The rest of the electoral votes are based on the popular vote in the districts of a state. The Electoral College was created by the U.S. founding fathers because they were afraid that a dictator could manipulate the votes of the people. The Electoral College is a controversial topic because some people believe in keeping it, others believe in abolishing it, and some would just like it to be changed. The Electoral College should be abolished because it is outdated in the common era, it is unfair…

Document #2 shows a graph that represents the number of electoral votes based off the population. It is shown that the more people there are in a state, the more electoral votes the state receives. This does not mean that votes in a larger state count for more, in fact that is incorrect. Document #4 explains the how many voters are represented by each electoral vote. It is proven that smaller populated states are given more power towards the election and their votes. This is because there are less electoral votes, allowing their vote to count for a greater percentage. It is unfair to someone who can not afford to live in a certain place that allows more voting powers. Votes should not be based on population but should simply be counted for every person. It would surprisingly be easier to count the votes for every person instead of having to count the votes and translating them into electoral votes based on districts. Electoral votes give less power to the people and it can be unfair because even though a president elect may have the majority vote, they may not become president if they do not have the most electoral votes. This is unreasonable because if the majority of voters choose a certain president elect, that person should become president. The Electoral College is inefficient to the voters living in the United…