THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE - THE DOWNSIDE OF AMERICA'S DEMOCRACY.

Regardless of the overwhelming racial abuses which has persistently feast on the greatest nation on earth, America remains one country with ...


Regardless of the overwhelming racial abuses which has persistently feast on the greatest nation on earth, America remains one country with a practically open democratic process. However, I have tried to take another look into the entire process of electing the president of the United States of America. I arrived at a painful conclusion that America's presidential elections is designed to cheat on the most popular candidate in every of its presidential elections where the electoral college overrides pupular votes. 

The impact is that the true will of the masses is never taken into consideration and in my candid opinion, its does not represent the dictates of a true democratic process given the simple truth that election should be by the number of popular votes gathered in any election. 

According to the records, there has been five different occasions where presidential candidates won the popular vote, yet lost the election sake for the electoral college system. 

Andrew Jackson in 1824 lost to John Quincy Adams, Samuel Tilden in 1876 lost to Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland in 1888 lost to Benjamin Harrison, Al Gore in 2000 lost to George W. Bush and the most recent, Hillary Clinton in 2016 lost to Donald J. Trump. 

As for the 2016 election which is the most recent, evidence showed clearly how Hillary Clinton, the democratic candidate outpaced Donald Trump with more Americans voting for Clinton compared to any other presidential candidates in US history who lost their election due to the electoral college system. 

The numbers showed that Hillary Clinton trumped Trump with nearly 2.9 million votes, with 65,844,954 (48.2%) to his 62,979,879 (46.1%). This is evident in the revised and certified final election results from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

In summary, the US electoral college system has denied the people's will and choice of who should lead them as nation at instances listed above. 

It is about time the United States of America reconsider its democratic process of electing presidents. The current pattern does not define the core of democracy where the will of the masses is being systematically subverted. 

Until that is done, America will continue to have misnomer in election their presidents if the electoral colleges goes contrary to the will of the masses and this negates the tenets of democracy. 

Austeen Anibe Otene

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