The electoral college is an example of representative democracy.
The Constitution provides for election of a president by the people in the states. The states all had very different voting laws. Free blacks could vote in New York, women could vote in New Jersey.
In Connecticut, Congregationalists could vote but Episcopalians could not. In South Carolina, Episcopalians could vote but Congregationalists could not. The Constitution did require that the most voters allowed to vote in each state should be the voters for the Representative in the House of Representatives. The differences meant that early on, republican elements would be emphasized.
But linking the electoral vote to the representation in the House (plus two for senators) meant that over time, the power to elect the president would follow the people, and not be tied to heritage or wealth or power.
There is exactly 538 in the Electoral College System.
It would end the electoral college system
Individuals who support the candidate that lost the Electoral College election generally are against the Electoral College system.
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I hope the electoral college system works in our favor.
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They assumed that the electoral college would vote with their own judgment and beliefs.
It wasn't abandoned. The electoral college system is the method employed by the US for presidential elections today.
The Electoral College system was established in Article II of the Constitution and amended by the 12th Amendment in 1804.
it is a type of voting system that limits citizens voting rights dont that stink
The Electoral college is the Presidential voting system. The electoral college gives each state a certain amount of electoral votes. If a presidential candidate wins the majority of the citizens votes, he will also get the electoral vote.
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It would be false to state that the electoral college showed that the Constitutional Convention had trust in the people. People who are critical of the electoral college claim that it is an undemocratic system.
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