By: Pyay San. U.S. Constitution. Background Information.
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Creation of the Constitution is truly remarkable and admirable that the Founding Fathers were able to think of some possibilities that America might run into.
In 2000 election, there were many candidates running for president. The most distinct candidates that were most likely to win were George W. Bush and Al Gore. At the end of campaign, Gore was able to receive 500,000 more popular votes than Bush. In Russia, if a candidate has the greatest popular votes then the candidate will automatically be the minister. However, in America, the framers of the Constitution believes that deciding a president just purely on popular votes was reckless therefore the framers compromised the Electoral College system which the Congress is able to vote the president. Unlike popular vote system, whoever receives more votes from Representatives and Senates in a state gets all of the vote. How does this effects the presidential
election process? Bush was able to win the 2000 election because he won the Electoral College votes by receiving 271 votes while Gore received 266 votes. What it seems like is that popular votes doesn’t matter in presidential election. The Constitution begins with “We the people” and our America based on democracy which means citizens are in control, not the government. Although the Constitution in people eyes are sacred document, the Constitution unseeingly betrays the people principle, democracy.