500 words discussion question
The founding fathers of the United States established the Electoral College as a compromise between the election of the President by a vote in Congress and the election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
One unfortunate result of this process is that the President can be elected without winning the popular vote. To some this seems unfair, but the issue is complex. In a popular vote, the cities and states in which the country’s population is concentrated would strongly influence election outcome, and candidates would have little reason to campaign outside those regions.
On the other hand, the Electoral College gives large swing states and small states a disproportionate influence in electing the President.
Having studied the various voting methods this week, which is your favorite? Explain what could be at least one disadvantage of it and why the voting method is still your favorite. State and justify your opinions.