TED Conversations

Melissa Seideman


This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Direct popular vote should replace the Electoral College.

Please state your opinion here about this debate and respond to one other person.

Pro- Lindy and Miranda
Con- Claudia and Caitriona

Debate is on Thursday.


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Jan 2 2013: I do not believe Electoral Colleges are good for this country. A big example is the Bush Presidency. The people should have a direct vote. If not, then how are we a true democracy for the people. The elecotral College gives the government the power to chose who gets elected. For example in the Bush/Gore Election. Gore was the winner of the direct election. But when the Electoral College voted, they voted Bush. Bush didn't win the peoples vote, Gore did. What's to stop the government from getting a very bad man into power, through the Electoral College system.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.