Electoral College

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Electoral College, Problem?

The Electoral College is a major problem in our government. It is a problem because it allows a small group of select individuals to ultimately decide the results of the presidential election rather than the public deciding. It also allows littler states to have vote that is weighted heavier than bigger states.

There have been four instances where the candidate who gets the most public votes does not win the presidency. This was shown in the 2000 election when Al Gore won the public vote by half a million votes but lost the presidency because he lost the electoral votes. What are more important billions of voters or the small 538 electors?

Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming and the district of Colombia have 3,119,000 voters and Florida alone has 9,614,000. Both of these groups have 21 electoral votes combined. This means a voter's vote from Alaska is 3 times more than that of a Floridian.

In some cases one person's vote can be up to 4 times as much as another.

As you can see all these reasons show that we should abolish the Electoral College. Do you really think it's democratic that 538 people should be more important than 200 million? Also is it democratic that one persons vote in one state can be 4 times more important than that of a fellow states?