Electoral System Essays


Russian Meddling in U.s. Election Essay

of Columbia has three electoral votes.  Many states have a winner-take-all electoral system; the winner of the election in that state gets all of the state’s electoral votes.  Other states apportion their votes according to the percentages that the candidates received in the state. The problem with the Electoral College is that it results in voters in some states having much more influence on an election than voters in other states.   Generally, voters in sparsely populated states have greater individual influence on an election than voters in highly populated states.  This had influenced two Presidential elections and tends to… Continue Reading...

Flaw in U.s. Electoral System Essay

minimum of a paragraph in length (5-7 sentences). Flawed U.S. electoral system While many people will have varying and different opinions, the biggest problem with the electoral system is the party system, and for a couple of reasons. First, people of the same party will band together against the actions of another party just because it is the other side doing it and not because of the merits. For example, many Democrats were against the use of executive orders when George W. Bush was using them but they are quizzically silent (for the most part) when Obama does the same… Continue Reading...