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Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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The Electoral College must go

United States home of the free is being chained down by the electoral college system.

Originally created in 1787 to give smaller states a voice has now created a serious divide in the country and taken away many voices in the population due to the fact that many American citizens feel as though their vote does not count.

This, in turn, could cause future election concerns with Americans opting out of voting.

Countless times Americans have chosen not to vote simply because they live in a predominantly blue or red state, so it makes Americans feel as though it serves no point to vote.

In the past few elections, it can be seen that blue voters have won the popular vote which is an accurate representation of most voters in America but red states continue to win each election because electoral college saves the smaller states every time.

Some would argue that the founding fathers created the electoral college for that reason because they believed true democracy would never work due to the fact that it would not be beneficial to both sides.

However, the electoral college was created by the same men who believed that black people were three-fifths of a person.

The founding fathers were democratic geniuses for their time however, after nearly 250 years, things have changed including the mindset of most of America.

Many problems that Americans face on things such as gun control, the treatment of the LGBTQ community and women’s right to choose are being taken away by small states who are protected by the electoral college.

Many of the states voting against these topics are not as exposed to this type of diversity and do not understand the majority of the United States.

Not to say that their views are wrong however its hard to grasp and understand something that you’ve never been apart of or understood.

On many issues, different parts of the country see things differently mainly because of what they are exposed to in their everyday life. Coastal states see a lot more diversity because they are more populated therefore culturally diverse.

The 2016 election of President Trump was vastly outvoted by the blue but because of the electoral college, he is now in office.

Trump himself tweeted out that he hated the electoral college system and believed it was a disaster for democracy, but of course, since it has now benefited his election he has since retracted that statement.

The electoral college, in short, is keeping America thinking small and not letting Americans see the bigger picture which is hindering the country from further growth.

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