Constitution lets the Electoral College choose the winner: Should we get rid of the Electoral College?

  • The Electoral College is an anachronism of slavery

    The Electoral College is an anachronism of slavery where a black man was worth 3/5 of a white man because the southern states wanted to count their property has 'citizens'. I guess women black or white didn't count at all.

    Used to have Electoral College for Senators and that has been changed. There are only 2 split states, all the rest are 'winner take all'.

    A 2 stage election process that would replace primaries & general election is one way. There are many different ways.But Stalin say who counts the votes decides. :(

  • Yes, the Electoral College should be abolished

    Abolishing the Electoral College would give every vote an equal chance. It is very frustrating for many people to know that their vote will not count because the state they happen to live in gives it's Electoral College votes to a candidate they don't want. The President should be elected by a popular vote, and every vote should count.

  • The Electoral College is dated and irrelevant.

    While the Constitution currently lets the Electoral College decide on the winner of the election, the system is dated and no longer relevant to the contemporary society we live in. I think that eliminating the system and replacing it with one that is more modern and more accurately reflects America today would prove to be a positive step forward for our country's democratic system.

  • No, we should not get rid of the Electoral College

    No, we should not get rid of the Electoral College. It was set up for a very good reason and should be respected and used. The founding fathers, in their wisdom set up the Electoral College to ward off the very tyranny from which they had worked so hard to free themselves. It is intended to thwart those who might manipulate the voting public in order to get themselves into a power position and then eliminate freedoms.

  • It serves a purpose.

    The people that live in the Midwest think that the electoral college is invaluable to making their voices heard. For the United States to work, it's impractical to ignore the hard working people in the countryside in favor of only the people who live in cities. The electoral college makes sure that each person has a voice and the voice is heard.

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