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For this writing assignment(Minimum 250 words) , you are going to research the founders intent with regards to the Electoral College, as well as why there is a growing movement to eliminate it.  Watch the following video, do any extra research as necessary and then answer the following questions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gF5O6AB6d8

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/12/electoral-college-reform-conservatives-223965

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/faithless-elector-a-court-ruling-just-changed-how-we-pick-our-president/ar-AAG8tdZ

1.) Based on the video, what was the founders intent with the Electoral College?  How does it actually work?  What does the article suggest about this?

2.) In 2019, is this system still the best one for us or should popular vote determine our president?

3.) Are voters informed enough and participate at a high enough level for elections to just be based on popular vote? If no, then why?  Why aren’t we knowledgeable enough?

4.) How does the “winner-take-all” system impact our democracy?

5.) In your opinion, does the electoral college preventing democracy or tyranny?  Why or why not?

6.) Lastly, what is the most recent update with regards to the electoral college? Do you agree with this decision?

 

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Do not forget your works cited The word count does not include your required works cited. Since the above-mentioned web links/articles are all required for this discussion, you must include them in your works cited.  Any additional research must be included in your sources as well.  

 

 

 

Part 2-Reaction to write up below -Must be a minimum of 150 words.  You must use sources here only if you are refuting something they stated, based on research.  This post is worth 20 points.

 Retyping the prompt(s) will not count towards total word count requirements.

 It MUST be thoughtful reaction, with a full explanation, agreeing or disagreeing with the write up. Simply agreeing or disagreeing is not helpful and will not earn any points.

 

Write up : Please write a 150 word reaction to below

Firstly, the Electoral College is a process, not a place, and the founders who brought forward the idea intended to create a compromise between citizens, who were qualified, and by electoral votes in Congress. Popular vote refers to a direct election where the people of a nation can choose political officeholders and for the political party in which they desire. When we vote for our preferred presidential candidate, we are actually voting for an elector who will represent our vote, and these people will pledge their vote to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote in their state. In my humble opinion, I believe that popular vote should be primarily used to determine the outcome of an election due to respecting both the needs and wants of the people. On the other hand, many people believe that giving the people that much power would cause a tyranny. Voter turnout should be 100% but not everyone is informed about the impact that each vote may have but plenty of people think that since electoral votes are worth more than theirs, that there is no purpose in voting. With the “winner takes all system” a favored nominee will be selected despite the groups of people who voted against this. The “powers of the powerless” works greatly to combat this occurrence, where ordinary citizens can make small moral commitments without provoking intolerable costs. Having an Electoral College certainly limits democracy by putting a giant filter on the words of many citizens who oppose the ideas presented. They will have to abide by the rules, or nominated president, made by Congress and will unfortunately have to deal with it. Lastly, the Electoral college will surely be used in the 2020 election and I am personally hoping that Congress can make a decision that we can all agree upon.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/faithless-elector-a-court-ruling-just-changed-how-we-pick-our-president/ar-AAG8tdZ

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/12/electoral-college-reform-conservatives-223965

https://www.archives.gov/electoral-college/about

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