What changes would you make if you had the power to change the American Election System?

You may feel like not all of the rules in the American Election system are fair (I know I do), but what if you had the power to change ONE of those rules!

Personally, I would change the electoral points of different states. For example, Montana is only worth 3 electoral points, whereas, Texas is worth 38 electoral points. In Montana, most people think that it is not worth voting at all as their votes won't matter, because there is less people living there and they know that their vote won't change anything. montana is part of a safe state and that means that they can only vote for the republican side., whereas a swing state will be the side that the people running will want to get on their side as they can vote for anyone they want. If I could change two things, I would change the voting system so that the electoral votes will be worth just as much as the votes. I think that the electoral votes should be split fairly between the people running for president. For example, If Joe Biden had 60% and Donald Trump had 40% of the votes, Joe Biden should have 60% of the electoral points and Donald Trump should have 40% of them. That's what I think is fair.

Thank you for your time. Tell me what you would do!!!

Comments (7)

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

    That makes sense. Voting SHOULD be fair. Just because of where they live, they shouldn't be worthless.

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  • priscilla.jpg EXPERT: Priscilla Santhosham @ KPMG
    15 Oct 2020

    Thanks for this post, frank_maths. You're right that the electoral college system has some flaws. You say that most people in Montana don't vote as they don't believe their votes matter. Where did you get this from?

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

    I agree it should be changed that electoral votes should be the same. Just because the popularity is big doesn't mean it's great at deciding who is president. Plus Donald Trump wold have lost if this change had happened. But maybe this change can happen in future like it has changed from the past years. So really it is definitely unfair.

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

    I agree with that, but if i had the power to change a rule, i'd make it so there isn't an electoral vote there is only a public vote because I find the electoral college system unfair.

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  • Hammond School logo strong_quince | Hammond Junior School D
    16 Oct 2020

    I think that people that live in a small country should get a bigger amount of votes 🗳and bigger country should be smaller

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  • Noel-Park-logo-250x250.jpg splendid_dog | Noel Park Primary School
    17 Oct 2020

    The change I would make is that you would not be aloud to say any personal insults because that is incredibly immature and then it can be taken more seriously. Also I would change that each speaker would only get five minutes minimum so nobody can speak over eachother and if these rules where to be broken then they wouldn't be aloud to participate in future elections

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  • Cheam Fields logo frank_maths | Cheam Fields Primary Academy
    21 Oct 2020

    Thank you for your thoughts everyone. I do agree that the voting system should be MUCH better. To be able to vote and run for president, it should always be as fair as possible.

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