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Why does the United States have an Electoral College?

Every 4 years, Americans vote for a president. After the people's votes are counted, one candidate is the winner in each state. Then that candidate wins all the state's 'electors'. The electors from each of the 50 states are counted up like points. Whoever wins 270 electors becomes President. So, even if someone who is running for President, gets more votes in the entire U.S.A. the other person running for President can win. This is wrong. It should be one person, one vote.

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Larry Wall says

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    LandmarkWealth 4 years ago

    Agreed, I just still think it should be electoral votes allocated at the county level. To me that is a slightly better representation of a democracy with a check on the power of the majority.

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