Essay on The Election Of The Electoral College

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The Electoral College is a group of people that represent the states of the US. This group of people are the ones who cast votes for the election of the president and also the vice president. The Electoral College has a total of 538 electors. 270 electoral votes are required to elect a new President. ” The Constitution assigns each state a number of electors equal to the combined total of the state’s Senate and House of Representatives delegations; at present, the number of electors per state ranges from three to 54, for a total of 538” ( Electoral College, n.d.). College of electors was created in 1787 by the framers of the Constitution. New electors’ are chosen for each election. The founding fathers had many reasons as to why they created Electoral College. The first reasons is because during this time there was many states that were jealous of other states rights and powers. States were also very suspicious of any national government. During this time people of the world were spread up and down the Atlantic seaboard barely connected which cause national campaigns to be impractical. Many people during this time thought that political parties were evil or mischievous. Because of these reasons and many more the founding fathers went on a mission to figure out the best way to elect a new president thus Electoral College was created. The Constitutional Convention considered and thought of a variety of possible methods to aid in the election of a new president before going…

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