Electoral college rules make 5 states more powerful than the others a new study warns 1 in 3 future close races, the president will lose the popular vote. Although nixon supported an amendment crafted by the american bar assn that called for electing the president by popular vote, he also offered his own proposal to permit the election of a president by a plurality of 40% of the electoral vote, instead of an absolute majority if no candidate received 40%,. Electors poised to officially install donald trump as president face mounting pressure to “go rogue,” but electoral college scholar robert alexander says such lobbying campaigns are becoming par for the course, and how do electors view the role of the electoral college in american democracy. In this year's election, she won at least 600,000 more votes than donald trump, but lost by a significant margin in the electoral college in addition to 2016, there have been four other times in american history – 1824, 1876, 1888 and 2000 – when the candidate who won the electoral college lost the.
Us news is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings track elected officials that scenario recurring this year would raise the question of whether the electoral college should be eliminated the electoral should the electoral college be eliminated here is the. The rash call to dismantle the electoral college that has been the model of stability over two centuries could do enormous damage to the united states this would both remove the indirect mediation of the electors' votes, and more damagingly, eliminate the power of states in choosing a president. Eliminating the electoral college does not even require a constitutional amendment an effort known as the national popular vote interstate compact is an agreement among several us states and the district of columbia to award all their respective electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate. Yes, mr trump won under the rules, but the rules should change so that a presidential election reflects the will of americans and promotes a more those least likely to be affected by the emotional and partisan elements of politics, vote —though he's not clear on whether others would be excluded or.
Originally answered: can the us electoral college system ever be abolished question: could the us electoral college ever be abolished as others have stated, yes it can be many have even explained the process so let me demonstrate why this is really an unlikely occurrence the 27th amendment to the constitution. Those who wish to understand american politics the presidential selection proc- ess is extremely complex involving a multitude of primary elections, seemingly chaotic conventions nationwide voting, and the electoral college it is this last element in the process we have chosen to debate the provisions of the original. Our government leads us to believe that our vote matters, and that we should not take the responsibility lightly as a political science major, i religiously follow presidential campaigns and was looking forward to being able to vote this november in the general election for the first time however, as i did more.
Every four years, the electoral college creeps back into the lives of american voters in some presidential elections, the strange, indirect system used to select the next us president can feel like a formality that doesn't seem to matter much in other elections, it matters very much indeed this is one of those. Jackson did not call the electoral college racist, but he did recently call for its abolition alongside the removal of confederate memorials the electoral college does have both an origin and a contemporary effect connected to white supremacy the origin is that the founders agreed to create it in part to. Most americans realize that electoral votes have got to go even james madison wanted direct elections of the president he only created electoral votes during the constitutional convention as a compromise white southerners were afraid of being outvoted by northerners, and wanted their slaves, or at.
Then, on november 8th, we were prompted to go to our local office and cast our vote for the one person we thought would be best suited for american president many of us did last, but certainly not least, the electoral college needs to be abolished simply because our needs have changed the world.
The founding fathers enshrined the electoral college in the us constitution because they thought it was the best method to choose the president using electors instead of the popular vote was intended to safeguard against uninformed or uneducated voters by putting the final decision in the hands of electors most likely to. As american society has modernized, calls have been made to abolish the electoral college and move to a system of direct popular vote i believe that the electoral college should be abolished or should be put in check because its a great idea on paper, but there is always human error and the error in this case is.
[ how the electoral college works] in 2016, california was the most misrepresented in the electoral college the state is home to 12 percent of americans, but holds only 10 percent of electoral votes its share of the total us population is 2 percentage points more than its share of electoral votes a similar. It's called the national popular vote interstate compact, and it's an agreement between groups of states to award their electoral votes to the winner of the popular vote the compact would guarantee that the winner of the popular vote becomes president, effectively changing the us voting system without. What to do over at daily kos, with a piece that seems to be going viral on social media, chris bowers reminds us of the national popular vote interstate compact, or npvic, probably our best hope of effectively nullifying the electoral college ( the only other option is a constitutional amendment, which.