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1. Should the Electoral College be eliminated? Why or why not? Provide examples to support your opinion.

2. Why has citizen participation in voting declined over the past 40 to 50 years? 

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Elimination of electoral colleges
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  • Submitted On 29 Jul, 2016 11:54:47
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Elimination of electoral colleges Electoral college should be eliminated because of the following issues; The distribution of electoral College Votes Per State is not equally dispersed.The Electoral College was created, in part, to make the states feel important in a federalist government. If the amount of Electoral College votes a state receives was directly proportionate to its population, smaller rural states would be rendered completely irrelevant. So they gave every state a minimum of 3 votes.While this distribution method successfully stroked the ego of our smaller states, it produced many unforeseen consequences. For starters, it made the value of each citizens vote different from that of someone living in another state.By giving smaller states more electoral votes per person than larger states, disparity was created across the nation in regards to the signi...
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  • Submitted On 29 Jul, 2016 05:03:06
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1. Should the Electoral College be eliminated? Why or why not? Provide examples to support your opinion. The Electoral College (EC) was established in Article II of the Constitution and amended by the 12th Amendment in 1804. Each state gets a number of electors equal to its number of members in the U.S. House of Representatives plus one for each of its two U.S. Senators creating a total of 538 electoral votes. A majority winner must receive 270 votes to be elected. With a few minor exceptions, the Electoral College gives all of the electoral votes for each state to the plurality winner in that state, regardless of the margin of victory. This "winner takes all" arrangement at the state level can elect a President who loses the popular vote, as was the case in 1824, 1876, 1888, and 2000. Firstly, one reason supporting the abolishment of the EC is that it suppresses the popular will. This is because it may allow a candidate to win despi...
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