Essay On Electoral College

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The Electoral College, the current system in place to elect the most powerful man on the planet into office, is not only outdated but undemocratic and therefore desperately needs to be replaced. O’ the democracy of America, The wondrous land of the free. How blind are we to not see, the conniving politicians grinning with glee. Democracy is ever so highly paraded in the United States, yet why is the leader of the free world elected in an undemocratic manner? Many may argue the College was created by our founding fathers in order to preserve fairness and strength in government, hence we should mindlessly follow. After all, the founding fathers of our country could do NO wrong. The Electoral College allows for no control of the election to the …show more content…
Chamber of Commerce, and the AFL-CIO federation of labor unions all have in common? They all believe the Electoral College should be abolished (Plumer). It doesn’t take a degree to see, The Electoral College is simply not a true democratic practice, and in fact to some it resembles an oligarchy. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an Oligarchy as “a country, business, etc., that is controlled by a small group of people.” The power of election—though Many Americans vote in every election—comes from within the government itself (a small group of people). The 538 members of The Electoral College are not even voted into office by the people of this great nation. The men and women who determine who the President are appointed by their respective local governments (a small group of people). If the government appoints those who elect the government, does this not propose an invitation to corruption? A prime example of this corruption was seen—or rather unseen—in 2000. Al Gore had beaten George Bush in the popular vote by over 500,000 votes, yet The Electoral College thought otherwise. A massive dispute in the Electoral College ensued over who should win. The final decision went to five Supreme Court judges (a small group of people)—of course appointed by Bush’s political party. From there, everyone knows what