The Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College

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The current electoral college is an out of date amendment that is limiting the say of the citizens in the current electoral processes. The twenty-eighth amendment should formally state the repeal of the twelfth amendment, giving the citizens more of a say in election of our president and vice president. The twenty-eighth amendment was useful in the eighteenth and early nineteen hundreds when “Iowa farmers and Ohio factory workers” did not have technology (2 n.d.). However, the times have surely changed. The twenty-first century has brought us never-ending, always updating technology. Technology that connects us to the entire world. This leaves the electoral college no longer vital to the elections. Every debate and speech is available to the public by the simple click of a button. The news covers the debates nearly every day during the electoral process. Live streams and reruns allow the public to watch speeches and debates from the comfort of their own homes on any day at any time. Worries about smaller states not having as much of a say …show more content…
There have been 4 occurances of the electoral college changing the decision of the presidential election. One of those occurrences was the most recent presidential election. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over one million votes, however, the electoral college determined her loss through the electoral votes. Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, has even stated himself that, "I would rather see it where you went with simple votes. You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win" (3 n.d.). The electoral college causes the voting process to be longer and perplexing No matter the popular votes of the public, the electoral college currently has the final say. The riddance of the electoral college will simplify the elections of our