Abolish the Electoral College
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The Electoral College is a broken and misrepresentative institution that warps the Presidential election into a contest of winning states instead of people. In order to ensure democracy and maintain the values our country was built on, the Electoral College must be eliminated in favor on a National Popular Vote.
Through its winner-take-all system, the Electoral College encourages candidates to only focus on swing states and completely ignore "safe" states where they poll by large margins. In addition to this, the Electoral College also appoints electoral votes disproportionately to many states, resulting in some states having stronger voting power than others. It is actually possible to win a presidential election with only 22% of the popular vote!
This is not democracy- this is delusion. The Electoral College is an outdated system that must be reformed in order to assure the democratic tenets this country was built on.
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