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The presidential election process is a long and complicated procedure Currently we elect our president and vice-president by an indirect device known as the Electoral College Under this system each state has as many electors as it has representatives and senators Candidates who win a plurality of the popular vote in a state secure all the states electoral votes In order to win a presidential election a candidate must appeal successfully to the big states such as California and Texas Many people are dissatisfied with are countrys current election process A candidate could win the popular vote but lose the electoral vote and thus lose the presidency This method has led to a lot of controversy and may eventually lead to election reformsOne proposal concerning the presidential election process is to have a single national primary four months before the final election Currently there is a very tight presidential primary schedule This process generally favors the candidate with the most financial backing In this years primary season there is a massive amount of primaries held on March 7 Shortly following these primaries is an even bigger barrage of caucuses and primaries This greatly favors the candidate with the most money for he will be able to spread his ideas to many states in a short amount of time A candidate with vast resources will not even have to campaign in every state because his state party establishments do the necessary things to make sure the voters hear their platform The present alignment of state primaries is rather ineffective due to the tight schedule Having a single national primary four months before the election seems like an appropriate alternative to the current system This would give all of the candidates enough time to effectively campaign Additionally it would abolish the problem of states holding useless primaries Primaries that occur after the nominee is determined are pointless One national primary would eliminate this problem However a downfall
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