An Evolution Argument Paper about the Electoral Collegeby Daniel Vliet on 06/20/13
The Electoral College and how it is viewed throughout the
The argument against the Electoral College is that it does not include accurately out of country voters, such as soldiers deployed, who can’t vote. The Electoral College inflates small to large states .The Electoral College inaccurately represents places that are not within the 50 states, other places where American voters reside such as
Table 1. Electoral Vote Allocation by State, 2004-2008
The people that are for the Electoral College are those that live in large states with more votes, because the majority is more likely are going to get heard. The Electoral College was written into the United States Constitution; its purpose was to help the government elect a vice president and president. Ron Paul a former participant in the 2008 president race states in a letter using the term “Mob Rule”. Ron Paul says “Sadly, we have forgotten that states created the federal government, not the other way around. The Electoral College system represents an attempt; however effective, to limit federal power and preserve states’ rights. It is an essential part of our federalist balance. It also represents a reminder that pure democracy, mob rule, is incompatible with liberty. The Electoral College system is a simple system in place, because the government has to make hard choices. What is popular does not make it right, hence mob rule and trial by jury. The Electoral College system is in place to represent the majority of the population.
The Electoral College was created by the founding fathers of the
The Electoral College probably needs to be set up in a way that reflects the popular vote, perhaps by doing away with delegates and just holding an election for the nomination. The Electoral College has been debated and has been in dispute since its inception into politics at the dawn of the U.S. Constitution. The battle will perhaps always rage on in politics.
1. Byron York Democrats' dilemma ISSN (07347456),http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=J0E420607598308&site=ehost-live,
0. This paper was useful in finding the current problem with the Electoral College and that is a candidate can when the popular vote but loses to the Electoral College. This paper included the quote used to introduce this paper.
2. Thomas H. Neale, The Electoral College: How It Works in
Contemporary Presidential Elections(RS20273) ,CRS Report for Congress http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/28109.pdf,
- Thomas H. Neale explains in simply terms the Electoral College. This paper is interesting because it points out; electors are not senators or even politician at all.
2. Rep. Ron Paul, MD, The Electoral College vs. Mob Rule, http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul214.html,
0. This paper is a nice paper perspective on Ron Paul.
0.This website provides stats and the numbers that go along with the Electoral College.