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Transcript of Popular Vote
Swing states only account for only 18% of the total US population, but they decide the election
The Popular Vote system encourages every citizen to vote
The existence of battleground states gives the power to decide the election to fewer people Electing the President by Popular Vote would ensure that voter turnout is emphasized at a national level, rather than just in swing states 271-266 50,996,582
50,456,062 The Electoral College - An exclusionary club that has long outgrown its purpose Bush: 2,912,790
= 537 PEOPLE 5.660% of Popular Vote 3.7 Lecture Halls meeting at 2:30 on Monday afternoon at U of Florida decided an election in which 105,363,298 voted BASIC MATH Which is greater?
540,520 or 537? 538 Electoral Votes
270 Simple Majority Once every 47 years, the people's voice will not be heard 1824 - Andrew Jackson
1876 - Samuel Tilden
1888 - Grover Cleveland
2000 - Al Gore All of these candidates won the popular vote, but lost the Electoral College If the Popular Vote positively impacts voter turnout, weighs individual votes equally, and accurately reflects the wishes of the American people, the President should be elected by Popular Vote.
1. Popular Vote encourages voter turnout
2. Votes in all states will count equally
3. President can only win election with votes
from the majority of the country
Therefore, we should elect the President using the Popular Vote 105,363,298 People Voted but.......
537 People Decided the Outcome FairVote. The Shrinking Battleground. Fairvote.org. FairVote, 2008. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://archive.fairvote.org/media/perp/Shrinking_Battleground_Final.pdf>. http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-2000electreslt04-frm.html http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2000/popular_vote.html =540,520 Gore - http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2000/popular_vote.html http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/info-2000electreslt04-frm.html http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/2000/popular_vote.html Source: Outside the Beltway: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/2012-election-county-by-county/ Source: US Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/popfinder/ Source: Denton Record Chronicle: http://regionalnewsblog.dentonrc.com/tag/votes-by-county-texas/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/2012-presidential-campaign-visits/ http://lilburn.patch.com/ http://people.howstuffworks.com/