Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Here's Why Americans Should Change Their Electoral College

I will gladly respect that it's up to the American people to decide how they interpret their constitution. It's none of our business to preach about democracy, when the decision to make changes in their political system requires Americans to see the logic themselves.


The very idea that the Electoral College is constituted of people from each state where the winner takes it all might have been good in the 18. century. It may also make perfect sense to Americans today, but I simply don't get the concept.

The idea that a state gets six - and in some cases even 10 - members representing the state with the same party affiliation as the party winning the majority in that state is a choice.

It is a choice that in my honest view disavows voters.

IF it should make sense to say the Americans choose their President, they should count ALL votes, and that would leave it up to all voters to elect their President. When a party only gets 49% of the vote in one state, these votes are lost as they have no influence in the current system unless they reach 50.01%...

It is a well established fact that Hillary Clinton got 3 million more votes than Donald Trump. The only person denying this is the President himself who claimed there were more than 3 million illegal votes. That is foolish to put it in the mildest of terms.

Some will argue that this debate only comes up when people are disgruntled, but let's face the facts: there IS a democratic problem with the system, and it MUST be changed at some point in the future so all voters are recognized.

As the system is right now, you can get the Presidency by winning large swing states, and that isn't real democracy in my honest opinion.

What are your thoughts on the matter?

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