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I was contemplating the 2000 Presidential elections the other day and I asked myself how the one candidate lost by receiving over 500000 more votes 539947 to be precise than the nearest competitor Bush 50456169 votes Gore 50996116 votes I have always had the notion that the person who receives the most votes wins Right I guess not So with that aside I was contemplating what I can do as a US citizen to change this system and make it right As a recap heres how the President of the United States is elected When you personally go to the poles in November to vote for the President of the United States you are actually NOT directly voting for the President of the United States Instead you are voting for an unnamed representative that belongs to the electoral college to vote on your behalf The unnamed representative will cast a vote for the State that they are representing in December to vote for the president The candidate who receives at least 270 electoral votes will then become President Have you ever asked yourself why with the information age and the technology that is available today do you and I not vote directly for the President of the United States I mean take a look at the 17th Amendment of the US Constitution The 17th Amendment which was ratified in 1913 changed the voting for Senators of the United States Before the 17th Amendment a Senator would be elected into office by the state legislatures This Amendment changed the system to have them elected by the people The full electorate aka you and me should be voting for the President of the United States and not this electoral college If the system has been changed once before why has it not been changed for the voting of the US president I fail to see the logic how Senators and Congressmen are elected by the people and
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