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Melissa Seideman

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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.

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  • Jan 2 2013: i think that the electoral college should not be replaced. Although some people think that using the popular vote would be more democratic, i think it could actually make it less. People are chosen to be the delegates for their states to represent their states decision. it gives the states a say whether small or large. the popular vote would give big states all the say in who gets elected because they have much bigger populations. the person who gets elected affects both big states and small states. the electoral college allows fair representation for the whole nation.
    • Jan 2 2013: That's a really good point. Because not everybody votes, America does need a safety net as to who should be elected. Sometimes, the public's judgement as a whole may not be the best and it's nice to have the government cover those loose ends.

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