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Should Rank Choice Voting Replace the Electoral College?

The Electoral College has been the source of great discussion on the political stage. The argument surrounding it is mostly about whether we should get rid of it entirely and replace it or not. However, there is a secondary argument happening about what to replace it with. While the popular vote seems to be the most widely agreed upon amongst […]

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Why We Should Keep the Electoral College?

The electoral college has been a source of many people’s frustrations with the presidential voting system in the U.S. However, many still believe that the system is viable. In an article, Ken Blackwell argues that we shouldn’t be angry with the electoral college itself, but rather be focused on minimizing fraud surrounding elections. Blackwell argues that because the electoral college […]

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The Electoral College and the Popular Vote

The electoral college is something that is on everyone’s mind after the previous two presidential elections. Most will admit that to some degree the electoral college is flawed, however, the disagreement comes whether or not we should repeal and replace it and if so, what would we replace it with? The most common solution is often the popular vote. An […]

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Hawaii’s Gun Laws and How They Reflect on the Nation

Gun control has been the subject of much back and forth within the past decade. Many believe that guns are the problem and the solution is to restrict those who can buy them. Others are on the complete other side of the spectrum and believe that people are the problem and the solution is that more people have guns to […]

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Should We Get Rid of the Electoral College?

Previously, I had created a discussion post about my opinion on this topic. I stated that I do think we should get rid of the electoral college and look into alternatives such as the rank system based on the popular vote. For this discussion post, I decided to look at the other side of this discussion to see if I […]

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Should we eliminate the electoral college?

The electoral college produces  winner-take- all elections rather than representative ones. It also makes the possibility of a third party candidate less likely. With a popular vote system, not only is a third party candidate more likely to win, but candidates would be forced to care about every single citizen’s interest rather than only being concerned with swing states. Relying […]

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Should we eliminate the electoral college?

The electoral college represents a winner-take- all elections rather than a representative one. It also makes the possibility of a third party candidate less likely. With a popular vote system, not only is a third party candidate more likely to win, but candidates would be forced to care about every single citizen’s interest rather than only being concerned with swing […]

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