The electoral college came to fruition in hopes of evening out the impact that states hold in a presidential election. The founders of the system believed that votes across states would have somewhat equal effects in the election. However, today, we recognize that the system is flawed. Today, the electoral college prioritizes a handful of states and they decide the election. For example, the campaign stops from both parties during the 2016 general election show that a few states received excessive attention while others saw next to none. Therefore the original intent of the electoral college, to even out the impact states had on the election, has failed. We must make a change. Some individuals’ votes contribute to nothing, as time after time, they remain a minority respectively. The electoral college has simply become a flawed system of representation and suggests that it is time for a new system.