Assess the following argument. Do you agree or disagree? More importantly, WHY do you agree or disagree? Be specific. You might wish to make sure you have read about the Electoral College before answering….

“The Electoral College is an embarrassment to America’s democracy. Designed by elitists to insulate the Presidency from popular influence, it has worked to frustrate majority rule in this country. The United States cannot be considered a model democracy when, in contrast to other democracies, it doesn’t even let the people directly choose the one official who is supposed to speak for all Americans. It should be junked immediately.”


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Any and all posts must be a minimum of 12 sentences. Consider each post as a “micro” essay of several thoughtful paragraphs including 5 or 6 sentences each.  This is the bare minimum for credit; however, and it does not guarantee full credit or even a passing grade. You may earn only minimal credit even if you meet this minimum requirement because quality is more important than quantity. Any post consisting of a mere 11, or fewer, sentences in a single post will receive no credit at all. This includes any reply posts. To help you know what is expected, review the examples in the folder below of student posts from past classes that received full credit.  The grading rubric that will be used to score your posts is located under the “Forum Instructions” tab in the “Course Assessments” section.

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