Should electoral points be changed?

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In America they have diferent states, which have electoral points. Should this be fair? Should everyone be equal?

Yes, they should change the rules.

I think they should change the rules as many people will lose interest in politics if they do not feel their opinion is being heard. Also, how is this fair if people from bigger states get the priority even though they might have the same amount in talent in law or politics the others. For a example if a community in Wyoming, which has 3 electoral points, feels a candidate is being rude or disrespecting them and they chose to vote against him, they only give 3 points against him so it doesn’t really make the difference. Also I think that it is everyones decision to chose the future of their country so why should only some people get a say. Surely this the life on everyone in the country not just the biggest states.

No, they should keep the rules.

I think they should keep electoral points the same as it doesn’t make much of a difference anyway so why should they have to change it. There is hundreds of points they need to get, so the smaller states are still important to lots of candidates. States are useful in their own ways and the bigger states have better degree and education then the others since they have more money then lots of the smaller states.

My Opinion.

I think that all the states should have equal points as if California (55 electoral points) gets won by a few votes, all the points would be given to one candidate himself. This is fair as the countries which have lower points would be ghost states as everyone goes to one of the big states so they can share what they think too. Places like Alaska (3 electoral points as well) would be forgotten about because no-one would want to live there anymore. U.S.A would be destroyed and changed. My final reason is that if a candidate is popular in California but not in Alaska, they would have a big advantage.

Thanks for reading,

Storytelling_King

Comments (42)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    02 Oct 2020

    You've shown a willingness to try and problem-solve here, storytelling_king, by giving a solution in your conclusion. However, do you think people of bigger states would think its fair if smaller states, with less people, got the same amount of electoral votes? Would this make the smaller states votes more important?

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg friendly_kiwifruit | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
    02 Oct 2020

    My opinion is that people would want to live in a swing state because then they can listen to what they have to say and vote from there on would

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    1. Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
      friendly_kiwifruit's comment 06 Oct 2020

      I agree friendly_kiwifruit, you can listen to people campaign and don't know who people vote for.

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  • Cheam Park logo eager_reflection | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    02 Oct 2020

    Hi storytelling_king,

    Personally, I think that electoral points should be altered slightly, but not gotten rid of. If someone won by only 2 points, I think that a small part of the points should go to the loser. This is because some states are swing states, which means that they can either change their votes to both the Republicans and the Democrats. If it comes to such a close gap, they may split the electoral points if around half of the state, say 46%, vote for one party, and the other 54% may vote for the other. If the state was a swing state with a high number of electoral points, such as Florida, one party may get 12 points, and the other party may get 17 points. Some candidates may be very clever when going to different states to campaign. This is what I think Donald Trump did. Because the state of Texas wanted to build a wall, he said that America needed to build a wall to persuade the Texans to vote for him.

    I think that part of the system is fair, such as that the more populated the state is, the more points it is worth. This is because more people have to vote.
    Thank you for reading my comment.

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  • Lyons Hall Primary School upbeat_thought | Lyons Hall Primary School D
    06 Oct 2020

    I agree because I think every vote should be the same

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    1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg terrific_raccoon | Boutcher C of E Primary School A
      upbeat_thought's comment 07 Oct 2020

      Yeah, but can you explain to me why you think every vote should count ?

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  • Hammond School logo consistent_bell | Hammond Junior School A
    07 Oct 2020

    I think that the electoral votes shouldn’t be the same because if there all the same there’s just no point so all the runners just have to just get the same vote points again and again I think there should be more to it also I think whoever has the most people living in the state should have the most points.But I do think the 3 states which have the least people in should have the same electoral points.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg flowing_strategy | Michael Faraday School
    08 Oct 2020

    I agree with you, maybe they should change the points system by a small amount, but not 100% get rid of it. There's not really much point if your state is worth like only 1 point in electoral points in my opinion.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg hardworking_world | Michael Faraday School
    08 Oct 2020

    Good post, I agree with you but i do think that some states should have more votes than others but less than have now

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  • Cheam Park logo quirky_synthesizer | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    08 Oct 2020

    I think it should not be there because i agree that the popularity vote is better.

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  • Hammond School logo empathetic_brain | Hammond Junior School D
    08 Oct 2020

    But even if they change the voting they’ll still end up with a bad president. For some reason someone pure had never ran for president.Presidents try to be pure in heart but they are always corrupted in greed like for example everyone thinks Biden is good but in 1992 (I think) he did illegal trading and he’s never done anything good for America even though he’s been into politics for 50-60 years and this shows he can’t be trusted neither is Trump. Even though Trump has only been into politics for 5 years. You can probably trust no one. But this shows he would be less secretive since he probably doesn’t know everything about politicians yet. Can you tell me if your opinions?

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      empathetic_brain's comment 09 Oct 2020

      I think there's a lot of people who would say Joe Biden has done a lot of good for America in the decades he has served in public office. This article details his life in politics so far: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/o9naqcofhi/us-election-joe-biden

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg peaceful_cookie | Michael Faraday School
    09 Oct 2020

    I agree with your opinion, all the states should have equal electoral points because they're all countries who want to decide what they want to vote for but some countries can't because their country has less electoral points.

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  • Hammond School logo jolly_olive | Hammond Junior School A
    09 Oct 2020

    I think they should keep it because if somewhere has more of a population it would most likely have more voters again their are some flaws like if one party wins by one vote in a state but it is very unlikely to happen overall though I think it should.

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  • Allerton-logo-250x250.jpg triumphant_tomato | Allerton High School
    14 Oct 2020

    I think that your correct that some state are unfair with the votes like in California its 55 but there is lots of states that are 3.I disagree with the fact they should all be equal because they are based on how many people live there but I agree with the fact that 1 or 2 votes can win all the votes if in this situation I think they should be split

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  • Cheam Park logo magnificent_guava | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    15 Oct 2020

    I agree, that all states can have the same electoral votes because then the states can vote equally for who they want for president.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg authentic_earth | Michael Faraday School
    15 Oct 2020

    Good job storytelling_king , I totally agree with you that is not really fair

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  • Hammond School logo super_chicken | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    I strongly agree that the electoral points should change. I think that it should be fair and that the amounts of votes for each country should be the same. There could also be some countries that might have a few more electoral points because it has more people living there.

    super_chicken

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  • Hammond School logo peaceful_raccoon | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    I think it is not fair as well, storytelling_king I think everyone should have the same electoral votes in every state, but the electoral points have to have a reasonable amount. Hilary Clinton had the most votes (popular vote) but Donald Trump had the most electoral points but he won the whole election, which in my opinion isn't fair.

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  • Hammond School logo committed_banjo | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    Good message...I do agree that people may not think their votes will be anything if they live in a small state with little electoral votes. I think that popular votes should count as the public would have a fair vote. This is really silly and I do also think this shall be changed for in American debates.

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  • Hammond School logo generous_fish | Hammond Junior School B
    15 Oct 2020

    Can you tell me if you think it is fair?

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  • Cheam Fields logo crafty_engineer | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I think that they should be changed because it is unfair as some have more points but they are all humans and they should all be treated the same.

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  • Cheam Fields logo educated_moon | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I think that they should change it because everyone should have a chance to say what they think and some states shouldn't have more points than others just because of how many people are in that state.

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  • Cheam Fields logo humble_sea | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I think that electoral points should be changed because some states are worth 38 (Texas) but some states are only worth 3 (Montana) . Personally, I think that all the points shouldn't be the same but they should be one or two points off. Each person is equally the same regardless of what state they are in and no-one should feel powerless. In the Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump election, Hillary got the most individual votes on paper but she didn't get the most points to win.

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  • Cheam Fields logo patient_apricot | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    15 Oct 2020

    I do agree with you but not when you said that the electoral points should be not changed. In the 2016 election Hillary Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump but didn't get that electoral points so I think it should be changed so the most votes should get the most points.

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  • Hammond School logo modest_location | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Oct 2020

    In my opinion electoral college points should be changed so if say 25% of California vote for trump and 75% vote Biden I say that trump should get 25% of the points that California is worth cause if it works the same then this would pretty much cancel out 25% of California's votes just because the other party got more than 50% of the state

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg chatty_philosophy | Michael Faraday School
    18 Oct 2020

    Hi,
    Its chatty_philosophy
    I think electoral votes should be complete removed as the are unfair
    Or they should make the electoral votes a bit more even.

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  • Hammond School logo resourceful_lime | Hammond Junior School D
    19 Oct 2020

    I don't think it is fair because everyone should have a fair vote no matter what state they live in

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg fearless_crab | Boutcher C of E Primary School B
    19 Oct 2020

    In my opinion yes,
    Because that could determine the winner also because some States could be worth 3 and some could be worth 33 and it’s not fair. It’s is also not fair if there if the State has to deal with the President.

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  • Hammond School logo crafty_papaya | Hammond Junior School D
    20 Oct 2020

    hi storytelling_king! first up congrats on making it to 5th on the student leader board :)! Your post was very informative and gave me some new views on the matter. Using the information your post gave me I think they should change the rules and get rid of the electoral voting system all together

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_lime | Noel Park Primary School
    21 Oct 2020

    I think they should change the rules as some of them are harmful and it can change the world FOREVER

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ the BNC
      jovial_lime's comment 21 Oct 2020

      Which rules do you think are "harmful", jovial_lime?

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      1. Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg jovial_lime | Noel Park Primary School
        Katie @ the BNC's comment 21 Oct 2020

        Some harmful rules are such as the purge, where they can use weapons that are illegal and thats kind of a rule? Thank you for the fast reply 😁🎃⭐️

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        1. tom Tom @ the BNC
          jovial_lime's comment 27 Oct 2020

          "The purge" is a law in a fictional movie, jovial_lime, and not something that actually happens, to put your mind at rest!

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg curious_mulberry | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    22 Oct 2020

    Everyone should have there own votes no mater were they are 🙂

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  • Beverley-St-Nicholas-logo-250x250.jpg splendid_donkey | Beverley St Nicholas Primary School
    22 Oct 2020

    I think it is fine the way it is

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  • Cheam Park logo gracious_apricot | Cheam Park Farm Primary
    22 Oct 2020

    i think that they should change it as someone can win because of points and not votes

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  • Cheam Common logo admirable_camel | Cheam Common Junior Academy
    22 Oct 2020

    They should definatley change it. The fact that where you live dictates how important you are is barbaric.

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  • Hammond School logo emotional_night | Hammond Junior School F
    23 Oct 2020

    I think that the American electoral points should be changed because Montana for example only has three points but Texas has 55 (and Florida is in between with 15) so one candiate can get more personal votes but still no win because the other may have not have as many popular votes but if they have more electorcal votes they win. I think
    this is unfair because it means the someone else decides how important you and your vote is depending on where you live. It just dosn't make sense, somone else deciding how important you are. But it also does make sense because there are only more or less points depending on how many people live there. A good example of having more votes but less points is the previous election where Hilary Clintion had 65,853,514 popular votes and Donald Trump had 62,984,828 popular votes. The only reason Donald Trump won the election is because he had 304 electorcal votes whereas Hillary Clinton only had 227. Trump must have advertised himself in states with more electoral votes and Clinton must have advertised herself in states with slightly less points which with why she lost on the electoral votes.
    Thanks for reading my comment!!
    emotional_night XxX

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      emotional_night's comment 23 Oct 2020

      They do have to make decisions as to where they campaign, and this can be affected by how many electoral votes are available. If electoral votes are based on population, so more people means more votes - is this fair?

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      1. Hammond School logo emotional_night | Hammond Junior School F
        Tom @ the BNC's comment 23 Oct 2020

        Oh yes, if you look at it in that way it's very fair because Montana only have a few people so they have much less electoral points but Texas has loads of people so they have many more electoral points. But it is still kind of
        unfair because you're having someone else decide how important you are.

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