We know that in the past the Electoral College was used for equal opportunity among towns and cities to send someone that they believed was worthy of making a decision that the majority of their region wanted. Now that is not really the case, as now two presidents in the past 20 years have been elected without winning the popular vote. We have to come to realize that the Electoral College does not reflect the political views of the American People.
Now we could just rework the electoral college to have it based entirely on the popular vote… Or we could completely rework the first problem which we have not had a resolution for in a long time.The “first past the post” election system. This system makes third party candidates seem like a terrible option because it makes the option of voting for a third party look like you are “throwing away your vote”. if we installed a system where you rank your ballot choices it would take out the “lesser of two evils” ideology to voting and it would show who you truly want to win. It would lead to better more radical governing and less competition between two corrupted parties. It would lead to a more democratic country because can show what they truly want in a leader instead of showing what they don’t want.
The current electoral system led us to the least popular president, and the day after inauguration an ENTIRE GENDER protested. It should be considered that we might want to rework how Super PACs work. We should limit the amount of time people can campaign for and limit the amount of money they can spend. We need to consider a kind of conflict of interest policy. Somehow limiting the amount of money campaigns can receive from companies because when the election system was created, people thought the president was above taking money from lobbyists. Now Oil companies own half of the senate and probably will own the president. Not to mention that our (soon to be) secretary of state was the CEO of Exxon Mobile: one of the biggest oil companies in the world.
We gotta rework it, and we gotta do it now. The more time we waste the closer to the next election we are and to be honest, we won’t get this by next election. We must progress so that later on we will not have the same problems we do now. We must learn from our mistakes now more than ever.