The Impact of Eliminating the Electoral College
The Electoral College is a very large part of determining which candidate for presidency will become the next Chief Executive of the United States of America. Often times, it is the only important factor in this decision, with the popular vote accounting for considerably less. The Electoral College is a long-standing tradition in the history of the United States, despite the fact that the idea of its being
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as a magnifying glass, the Electoral College somewhat levels the playing field for the small states, by giving them more representation. It also gives those states more exposure, by forcing the candidates to come to the state for campaign purposes. Also, the Electoral College helps maintain a two-party system, by discouraging third parties with the winner-take-all principle. If the United States were to eliminate the Electoral College, the consequences for America would be dire indeed.