In a thoughtful posting, drawing from the completed chart (ie Shively Ch. 14+15), the lecture notes about the US President and article on the Canadian Prime Minister, address the following question
Should the United States Electoral College be
changed or abolished? Why or why not? (Be sure to discuss the
alternatives to the Electoral College specified in the
Yes , The united states Electoral College be changed. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said on Twitter that the desire to eliminate electoral colleges was fueled by the idea that Democrats want rural America to get political. His colleague, Marco Rio, of Florida, similarly called the Electoral College "an ingenious work" demanding that presidential candidates win elections from other parts of the country. It also ensures that the interests of less populated areas are ignored at the expense of densely populated areas. "
President Trump also expressed his opinion: "With popular elections, you only go to big states - cities will eventually rule the country. Small countries and the entire Midwest will lose all power and we can't let that happen. I like the idea of a popular vote, but now I know that Electoral College is better for the United States. "
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