With the 2020 election coming up on November 3, the electoral college will be used to directly elect our future president of the United States. The Electoral College is an important aspect of American democracy and needs to be preserved. According to USA.gov, the candidate who gets the most popular votes wins the electoral votes for that state. Therefore, the candidate receives that number of electors in the Electoral College. Many people argue that the system is no longer needed but I believe that the Electoral College keeps our Presidential system in line.
I know my request will fall on deaf ears and this is somewhat of a lost cause. As of this writing, the United States is a week away from what many are calling the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I’m not saying those people are wrong, but they did also say that about the last one. By now, even those most disinterested in politics have had to endure someone insisting they need to exercise their civic duty and vote. According to NPR, 66 million early votes have already been cast, which is almost half of the total votes cast 4 years ago. And, full disclosure, I myself have already voted. So, why would I be encouraging other people not to vote?
Statistics have shown a lack of student voters in presidential elections across the country, including Lasell University students. With a presidential election coming up, “Lasell Votes” wants to ensure more Lasell students get involved and cast their vote during this election.
Lasell Votes is an organization on campus that helps students in the process of getting involved in voting. According to a school-wide email sent on every Tuesday, Lasell Votes holds a virtual event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to guide Lasers with voter registration and voting plans. One of these options include, registering in one’s hometown state instead of Newton. However, if students wish to vote in Newton, that’s always an option that Lasell Votes can support.