The Electoral College.

  1. gregas profile image82
    gregasposted 7 years ago

    The Electoral College.

         If the Electoral College actually puts the president in office, why do the people have to waste their time voting?

  2. Ken Crow profile image59
    Ken Crowposted 7 years ago

    The Electoral College is the method set up by our Founding Fathers to keep elections fair. If it were not for the Electoral College then it is actually possible that a President could be elected by having only New York, Texas, California and a couple of more states elect the President. Therefore the rest of the country could vote and in actuality their vote would be for nothing.

    The College has never voted against the popular vote of their State. Therefore the President is elected in effect by the popular vote, it is just broken down by State. Again, this is what protects the nations elections from being controlled by only a few states that have the dominant population base.

    Hope I answered your question.

  3. Rob Scotch profile image60
    Rob Scotchposted 2 years ago

    Ken is almost right, the real truth is this. The white minority realized that if they let the popular vote determine the presidency, they would never get their people in office. How else can you explain a recount of the Bush/Gore fiasco turning out that Gore really won. The college never goes against the popular vote? Please.