The Electoral College is Failing America

The Electoral College is why Trump is in Office

By Tristan W. from Project Citizen in Connecticut

I believe the Electoral College should be abolished because it gives the rural parts more power than it should. The popular vote is fairest because every vote does count. The urban areas votes end up counting less than rural votes which is not democratic at all. The President should represent the majority of Americans. In 2016 Trump won the Presidency with 304 electoral votes but losing the popular vote by a whopping 3 million. This way is only helping the Republicans retain power when there a more Democrats in the US. Their response in keeping the Electoral College was the big cities would end running the US and forget about rural areas such as the Midwest.(NPR)Though in a democracy shouldn’t the people be represented by a majority? That is why many many 2020 presidential hopefuls want to abolish the Electoral College agreeing with belief stated by a 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren that every vote matters so that we are a more fair, representative and democratic America.

https://www.npr.org/2019/03/22/705627996/abolishing-the-electoral-college-would-be-more-complicated-than-it-may-seem

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