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The year is 1986 in the Texan resort town of Lajitas a municipality with a population of approximately 10000 there is a heated election for mayor The candidates are Tommy Steele the incumbent and Clay Henry III a newcomer to politics The election committee tallied the votes and it decided that Clay Henry has won the vote Does Henry give an acceptance speech or give an oath to help the city Neither The problem is that Clay Henry III is a mountain goat his owner put him on the ballot because he did not like Tommy Steele the current mayor Though this happened in a relatively small town in Texas it happened because people do not care about their welfare They just wanted to have some fun Could you imagine electing a goat as President of the United States of America the most powerful position on earth Maybe there is a way to stop such foolishness Possibly by proposing to establish a sort of restraint on the people who do not care about the elections Let alone with the 1 in 30 illiterate citizens moreover with the much lower literacy rates in our country 228 years ago as well as many other factors which I will write about later the framers of the constitution deemed it necessary to create the Electoral College If you run a Google search on the term Against the Electoral College you will turn up about 277000 different websites some if not most of them dedicated to removing the limits on free elections imposed by the Electoral College I will now give a list of both problems and advantages of the Electoral College In order to discuss why there should or should not be an Electoral College you should know how the process works The idea comes from the Constitutions Article 1 Section 2 and the 12th Amendment Every election year each state picks electors the members of the electorate These
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