The Pros And Cons Of The Electoral College System

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In the United States of America each eligible American citizen has the right to vote for certain government official. For example, in the state of Georgia eligible citizens in the city of Atlanta, voted for mayor and the majority voted for Kasim Reed making him the Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. In this example, the voters directly voted for and had the power to elect that leader and decide who should represent them. Most importantly, the opinions of the people are accurately applied in the final decision process when officially choosing the mayor. This direct voter system is reasonable because it allows the majority of voters’ votes to rule and is a “basic premise used to elect everyone from members of local school boards to members of Congress” (Nichols). This voting system is mainly used for municipal and local voting, but unfortunately when it comes presidential voting, the majority vote does not rule because of the Electoral College System that was officially established in the 12th amendment of the constitution on September 12, 1804. In a country such as this, where the choice of the people is so prominent, the Electoral College system simply does not work anymore like it did when the opinion of the average person did not matter. Alexander Hamilton believed “that the 'ordinary …show more content…
Most significantly, it is necessary that the American peoples’ voices are heard. There are both negative and the positive aspect about the current system and though there are various reasons why this system should not be changed, the reasons why it should be altered overpower them. The concern of underrepresentation in the election is a significant problem right now and needs to be addressed. The only way to achieve equal representation is to either change the rules and keep the system or create a new