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Do you believe the United States should directly elect its president rather than go through the Electoral College?

  • The Electoral College doesn't represent the sentiments of the people.

    As it stands, many states have a "winner-take-all" system, where delegates are awarded disproportionately. This means that in states like Texas, the votes of Democrats don't count, because the majority will vote red. Currently, candidates can win the presidency without majority approval, which is just undemocratic. The Electoral College is mainly made up of people who are part of the existing establishment, which skews the vote toward establishment candidates, regardless of who the people want. Finally, in many states delegates aren't forced to vote for who the people vote for, which means that thousands of people's votes can be disregarded because someone decides to vote for the other candidate.

  • Electoral votes skew the voting ratio.

    Electoral colleges makes it possible to win an election, while not having most amount of direct votes. This also may result in politicians to campaign in high vote states, such as California or New York. One other thing to note is that not everyone is equal when we vote. The constitution states that all men and women are equal, and the weight of one's bite falls in that category. For example, if one were to love in North Dakota, and if another voter lives in California, Californians vote counts more due to the fact that most of the votes come from high population states. Instead of everyone counted as a separate state/vote, then all would be equal.

  • This would be fair

    If the United States of America went this route instead of through the current Electoral College it would make things much fairer and more representative.Direct election is a true way of showing who the people of the United States of America want as their president and candidates would have to work harder for votes.

  • Yes, rarely, the electoral college can negate the people's choice



    The Electoral College does not always accurately reflect the
    popular vote. In fact, several times someone has won the popular vote and lost
    in the Electoral College, because of the way electors are distributed. John
    Quincy Adams, Rutherford Hayes, Benjamin Harrison and George W. Bush each lost
    the popular vote but won the election. Eliminating the Electoral College would make
    elections more fair.


  • Yes, it absolutely is time to do away with the Electoral College.

    I think I'm safe in saying that the majority of the people in the United States would prefer that we elect the president directly and let go of the Electoral College. I am very much in favor of finding a voting system that can't be rigged or become corrupted and just electing all officials by direct vote.

  • Yes, the Electoral College should be eliminated

    The President should be elected by majority of popular vote, not by the Electoral College. There must have been what was considered to be a really good reason for setting up the Electoral College, but it does not work as it should any more. The Electoral College should be done away with and the next president should be elected by popular vote.

  • Let everyone have a voice

    In the Electoral College system, conservative voters in blue states and liberal voters in red states practically have no voice. If the system is to let 50 states choose their leader, it should not be decided by a dozen or so battleground states that can swing towards either party in an election.

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  • It is bad

    No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no


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