I am writing in response to contrasting opinions on whether the Electoral College serves a purpose in the 21st century. I understand that our forebears wanted to balance the powers of the United States as a whole and also protect the rights of fledgling states.
Fast forward to the 21st century in which our country has become more populous. The presidential election is unique in that it is the only opportunity for all of millions of voters throughout our nation to go to the polls and vote for their choice of candidate to lead our nation.
Putting partisanship aside, we should follow an essential principle of our democracy, i.e., one person, one vote. Like any other election, majority rules.
The winner of the recent election was called based on roughly 112,000 votes from three states. I also wonder if the U.S. could match the turnout of other nations electing their top leaders if we all knew that our votes counted equally.
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