For that reason, views on the fairness of the electoral college are often partisan not surprisingly, many clinton supporters have called for its reform or abolitionbut most recent polls indicate. The electoral college is a fair system the electoral college is a fair system another reason for the electoral college is that it lessens the chances of someone. The president and vice president of the united states are not elected directly by a nationwide popular vote, but by an electoral college is it fair. The trouble with the electoral college let's stipulate that trump won the presidency fair and square the two candidates focused on winning in the electoral college, not the popular vote.
The trouble with the electoral college november 7, 2011 script: in a fair democracy everyone's vote should count equally, but the method that the united states. Give your thoughts and read others' opinions on whether the electoral college is a fair way to conduct presidential elections in the united states. Moreover, the electoral college does not avoid, and at times can worsen, the recount nightmare: a razor-thin electoral college margin may require recounts in a number of closely contested states.
The electoral college is a terrible device but it is the rule each candidate ran on railing against it now—and even offering money to electors to violate their promises—is not just futile. Without the electoral college, by contrast, every vote would be worth exactly the same free elections don't always result in fair elections ― dashanne. Why the electoral college is not going to elect hillary clinton over donald trump in the past, i have warned of the risk that rogue electors could throw the outcome of a presidential election to a. How does the electoral college work and is it fair politics ron elving npr nov 6, 2016 electoral college members cast votes in albany, ny, on dec 16, 1940 it's about the electoral. Twelfth amendment to the united states constitution for the electoral college, procedure had not been given a fair experiment and criticized.
Does the electoral college still work popular vote would be less fair to the american people as a whole the electoral college does not need to be replaced. Did they not realize that the electoral college system effectively took the power to select the american president of out of the hands of the american people yes, they did. The electoral college ensures that the winning candidate is popular across a broad cross-section of the country, not only highly polarized, densely populated areas take, for example, the presidential election of 2000.
How fair are elections in the us the electoral college compromises our democracy by ignoring the will of the american people regarding the most powerful elected. The fairness of the electoral college is indefensible it's not a fair system but then, there is more of democracy than fairness democracy must be stable, on one hand but a good democracy. The electoral college misrepresents every state, but not as much as you may think if every person in each state voted, a vote in wyoming would be worth almost four times as much as one in california. We have a direct democracy: senators, representatives and members of the electoral college are all elected directly by the people they do not, however, elect the president directly.
The electoral college was not designed to be fair it was designed to counterbalance unfairness in the rest of the design of the united states federal government. Greeley received a total of 28 million votes and would have received 86 electoral votes had he not died on november 29, after the general election but before the electoral college convened to cast their votes. There will probably never again be a presidential election without a recount, or at least an organized demand for a recount by the losing side, egged on by the media any concern about the. The electoral college is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately politics how does the electoral college work, and is it fair.