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Did the results of the United States presidential election in 2000 expose serious problems with America's electoral system?

  • The electoral process does not accurately repersent the people's votes.

    In the 2000 election the republican candidate won presidency despite the majority of Americans voting for the democratic candidate. This happened because of the electoral process. In this process, presidency is not decided by the overall votes of the nation, but instead by points given for winning elections in individual states. Some states are worth more than others. This system allows for a candidate to have less votes but still win if they have victories over key states. This is a flawed system.

  • The results of the United States presidential election in 2000 did not expose serious problems with America's electoral system.

    Although the results of the 2000 presidential election were disputed, they did not show a flaw in the electoral system. The main cause of dispute was the judicial decision in Florida which was a result of corruption in the Bush family. The Elector College remains because it is a necessary compromise between large and small states.

  • No, I do not think the 2000 elections exposed a flaw in the electoral system.

    I think that people already knew about the flaw in the system. All the electoral system showed in the 2000 elections was that it worked well for a candidate that knew how to strategize their campaign. I believe the people who have a problem with the electoral system are those who were unhappy with the result.

  • Not at all

    No, there was not anything that happened during the 2000 election that was a problem in the electoral system, and there was nothing wrong with George Bush using his brother Jeb to push him into the white house. He muscled his way in, and I respect that he is competative.

  • The system worked.

    No, the results of the United States presidential election in 2000 did not expose serious problems with America's electoral system, because the electoral system worked exactly the way it was supposed to. The system worked because the interests of the rural states were strong enough to override the large cities, which is exactly the purpose of the electoral college.


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