Importance Of The Electoral College

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The Electoral College has been part of the United States government since 1787. The framers of the Constitution debated on options of how a President is elected for office; in which was discussed and established during the constitutional Convention of 1787. Its purpose is for each member in the college to represent the people from of a State equally in a manner that is just. The Electoral College was created to prevent a single presidential candidate to gain advantage based on public popularity, favors, etc due to their persona; this was a concern for smaller state candidates as voting based on population would create a gap in votes, as well as have favoritism to a state 's candidate. When it comes to Presidential elections, voters are actually doing an indirect vote in which the delegates cast the decision on who is elected as next president. It is not seen as an effective method in comparison to other election processes developed by other countries as that …show more content…
It has brought up whether the Electoral College is still relevant today as a system that works as a mediator between government and the people of the United States. It has surprisingly worked for many years; it is still capable of function for many years more due to the great foundation the system was developed on. An alternative to a direct election for president by the populous is what the Electoral College is and will continue to do so due to the complexity of Amending the Constitution. First, the abolishment of the Electoral College and proceeding to a majority of votes in an election is not the best approach to represent the people of United States. In fact, according to David Gringer on his article, Why The National Popular Vote Plan Is The Wrong Way To Abolish The Electoral College; mentions “no constitutional provision is as controversial as the electoral

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