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UltraMarine
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saiga12boy
Con (against)

Should we abolish the electoral college

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Started: 3/16/2018 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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UltraMarine

Pro

Yes because the electoral college is very broken. A person can win the election while only winning 21.8% of the popular vote.
saiga12boy

Con

The electoral college should not be abolished. It was created to facilitate a federal system between different states while maintaing a balance of power between more populous states and less populous ones.
The federal government was intended to be federal not national and abolishing the electoral college fundamentally changes the nature of the system to allow the more populated states to control all states and to centralize the United states government in a way that violates state sovereignty.

While abolishing the electoral college would make it so that each voter has equal power to one another it heavily disadvatages individual states,and changes the system so that the interests of the 10 most populous states override the interests of the other 40.
The argument is really about whether we want a federal system or a national system,I support keeping it a federal system and the electoral college is a key aspect of this.
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Posted by mosc 2 years ago
mosc
Pro declares the electoral college as broken. . . But brings zero evidence to support this absolutely absurd declaration. Stupidity on the order of Hillary Clinton! The witch could not win a rigged election! Who wants California to determine laws for other States in this Union. The US its first and foremost a Republic. After this F A C T, Does democracy have its say.
Posted by mosc 3 years ago
mosc
Abolish the Republic of the union of States?!!! Hello the Civil War rejected that notion. Abolish the electorial college hmmmmmmmm who benefits from that? The State of California. What about all the American people who do not live in the State of California? Should the opinion of the huge population within one state determine the values and interests of the 49 other States? What a totally absurd question. The answer - No one State - which has a large population - does not override the opinions views and interests of other people in other States who have a smaller population in their States compared to California.
Posted by TPPDJT 3 years ago
TPPDJT
You have my support
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