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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 3 2013: The Electoral College is a necessary component of our national government. It need not remove power from the people. Rather it and the currently existing national election act in many ways as an extension of the system of balancing power between large and small states. The national election gives a voice to every American, therefore giving large states more power. The Electoral College, on the other hand, ensures that the small states have some power. That said, I believe the national election should be given more weight, especially when it means the difference between President Gore and President Bush.

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