The Electoral College chooses the president and vice president of the United States. Each state has a number of electors equal to the total number of the state's Senators and Representatives. States vary in how their electoral votes are assigned following the general election. To win the presidency, a candidate must have a majority in the electoral college.
The purpose of the electoral college is to be a compromise between election of
the president by the vote of Congress and the popular vote of the people.
by Marc Schulman. The Electoral College was created for two reasons. The first
purpose was to create a buffer between population and the selection of a ...
Nov 10, 2016 ... So we maintain the electoral college to defend the interests of individual smaller
states, even though the original purpose of the system no ...
Feb 11, 2008 ... Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College? A: The framers of the
Constitution didn't trust direct democracy. FULL QUESTION: Why does ...
Nov 7, 2016 ... Electoral College has provided stability to the process of picking presidents.
Dec 17, 2016 ... The Electoral College process defined in the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section
1 and the 12th Amendment, has numerous purposes and ...
The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established
it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a ...
Nov 10, 2016 ... Here's how the Electoral College works, and how to get rid of it. ... Here's a
rundown of the Electoral College and its purpose. How Did the ...
When Americans vote for a President and Vice President, they are actually voting
for presidential electors, known collectively as the electoral college. It is these ...