The Failure Of The Electoral College

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The Electoral College was made because the first leaders did not want a government where only the majority of its people ruled. They thought that it would be unfair. They believed that a pure democracy would destroy the country. There are two parts in the voting process. The first part is democratic. This is the part where the citizens vote, but they are not voting for the future president. They are voting for a “slate of presidential electors” (Mitchell).The president is not chosen by a popular vote. The president is chosen by 538 people in the Electoral College. Part two is where the Electoral College casts their votes and a candidate must receive 270 votes in order to win the presidency. The number of Electoral Votes for every state is determined on the sum of the senators and representatives they have in Congress. Each state has at least three Electoral Votes (“AP U.S. Government.”).
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