Argument: The electoral college is undemocratic because it is not based on the popular vote
- "Why the Electoral College Should be Abolished." ElectionMethods.org. 2004 - "The Electoral College goes against basic democratic principles by making the vote of one citizen worth more than the vote of another, depending on the population of the state in which they reside and how close the race happens to be in that state."
- "Making Votes Count; Abolish the Electoral College". New York Times. August 29, 2004 - "The Electoral College got a brief spate of attention in 2000, when George Bush became president even though he lost the popular vote to Al Gore by more than 500,000 votes. Many people realized then for the first time that we have a system in which the president is chosen not by the voters themselves, but by 538 electors. It's a ridiculous setup, which thwarts the will of the majority."