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It seems to be that amars major complaint Is that the college was made for and favors white southerners and that the EC diminishes the value of one-man one vote Yet all his problems seem to be just statements with nothing to back it up He fails to mention that there were other reasons that the Electoral College was made Such as our fathers did not want a president dependent on the legislature so they rejected a parliamentary model in which legislators would pick the prez Second citizens back then could not be trusted to choose wisely Laslty becuz the north overpowered the south in population becuz slaves were not aloud to vote He then makes the generalization that it was created solely for the southerners So I read his proposal that he made before the supreme court to abolish the ec and he said none of these arguments are valid today I agree Yet I disagree his with statement that the ec favors southerners He brings the proof that the first 36 years of the ec most of the prezs were from the south Yet fails to tell us that the only reason they did so well was becuz they were given a lot of electoral votes for each state becuz they had a lot of slaves yet the slaves werent aloud to vote U might ask what about after slavery yet there were still poll taxes and literacy tests Today since we dont have either blacks although a minorities nationaly they still can play big roles in election becuz of the ec Minorities tend to live in very populated states like new york and california Critics such as Mr amar of the Electoral College believe that the principle of democratic legitimacy or one man one vote is based on numbers alone They believe that under the Electoral College the power of your vote is diminished - even to the
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