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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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Under the 23rd Amendment of the Constitution, the District of Columbia is allocated 3 electors and treated like a state for purposes of the Electoral College.

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Nov 7, 2016 ... Electoral College has provided stability to the process of picking ... years because the Electoral College accomplishes its intended purposes.

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Nov 8, 2016 ... The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College after much ..... of the political spectrum who believe it has long since served its purpose.

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Nov 4, 2016 ... There are few founding institutions in the United States less well-understood than the Electoral College, the somewhat mysterious body of ...

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In order to appreciate the reasons for the Electoral College, it is essential to ... The function of the College of Electors in choosing the president can be likened to ...