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Feb 14, 2017 ... Established in 1787, the Electoral College is as old as the U.S. Constitution. ... we still use the Electoral College system to elect our president instead of the ... The popular vote in the last few elections have been very close.


Nov 7, 2016 ... But, over time, the states shifted to choosing electors via the state's popular vote instead. Every state has opted for popular election at least ...


Aug 20, 2012 ... The President of the United States is not chosen through a national popular vote because the framers of the Constitution adopted the Electoral ...


Nov 10, 2016 ... Very little attention is being paid to the fact that Hillary Clinton apparently won the popular vote, even while she lost the electoral vote. The latest ...


Feb 11, 2008 ... Why does the United States have an Electoral College when it would be so easy to directly elect a president, as we do for all the other political offices? ... meet in their respective states 41 days after the popular election. There ...


Nov 8, 2016 ... The Electoral College (Why We Use It and Why It Matters) ... But, over time, the states shifted to choosing electors via the state's popular vote instead. .... have to do is change how the states ALLOCATE their electoral votes.


Sep 19, 2016 ... Mike C. asks: Why don't we use the popular vote to pick the president? .... allowing electors to vote as they see fit instead of how the general ...


Sep 12, 2016 ... The U.S. Constitution provides a way we can change the system so ... are not in the Constitution and it does not require a federal constitutional amendment to change them. So far, 11 states possessing 165 electoral votes have used this .... that elections could be done by popular vote instead of the Electoral ...


Nov 7, 2016 ... Why America Uses Electoral College, Not Popular Vote for ... they actually are casting a vote for fellow Americans called electors. ... But, over time, the states shifted to choosing electors via the state's popular vote instead.


The electoral college is actually a uniquely ingenious invention used to ensure states ... Why is the Electoral college used instead of the popular vote? ... don't have such mechanisms, though they used to be more common in the 19th Century.