Election system creates disillusionment

Jeffrey Tangney | Copy Editor I am something of an oddity. I was lucky enough to vote two weeks after my 18th birthday, and have voted in every election save one, primary and general, since then. However, I have felt for some time, and will continue to feel, that the election process in America is outdated and contributing to the problems we are facing. My biggest problem is the winner-take-all Electoral College system. Not only has it led to people being elected despite receiving less than 50 percent of the popular vote, it has created a system where only two candidates are viable, in that they are the only ones who will receive electoral votes,…

Who won? That’s debatable

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Marcus Clem | Collegio Reporter After President Obama stumbled in his first meeting with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, he was desperate for an equalizer in the next contest. The nation watched to see if he would succeed. Failure co cialis without prescription online uld have sealed the advantages Romney gained in the first debate and would have made it difficult to get re-elected. “Everyone should watch,” said Britnee Pond, sophomore in premedical biology and biochemistry. “It is our responsibility as Americans to be as informed as possible when we go to the polls.” Obama and Romney participated in a “town hall” debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. The event put the candidates in…