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mmurph123
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Okeefe2017
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Resolved: The United States should abolish the Electoral College

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Started: 12/6/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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mmurph123

Pro

Each debater will receive 4 rounds of argumentation. The opposing side can choose to begin in round 1 or in round 2. Acceptance of this debate is an acceptance of all rules presented below.


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  2. The Electoral College will be defined as the status quo. The Pro will argue for a change in the status quo, while the negative will argue for maintaining the status quo.

  3. Everything else is fair game.


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Okeefe2017

Con

Hello,
I am here to go against the change from the electoral college to a popular vote based election system.

The electoral college is a system based on population... it works because, there are a few states in the US that would have the attention from candidates during a presidential race, these states would include.. California, Florida, Pennsylvania. This would happen because a candidate would only need to focus on these states to win the election..

Now the electoral college also always points to a clear winner while popular vote may require a recount due to it being very close. (Nation Wide)

Minority voters might have the chance to make a change, since the candidates must focus everywhere for the electoral college to vote for them, this causes them to have to interact with minority voters that may be in places like California.

Legitimacy the EC (electoral college) is also very good for making the election solid, what I mean by this is that when someone wins, they are not winning by a small amount, they are winning votes in counties, of which then add up to the state, of which then adds to the nation therefore is would be much harder to rig causing unfair candidates to have to reach to individual counties of which would take time, money, and energy of which could be spent campaigning everywhere... so everyone has a fair chance.
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