The Purpose Of The Electoral College

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At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, the delegates discussed methods to elect the president. Three presidential election schemes—election by the people, by state governments, or by Congress—were proposed and the delegates combined all three to create the electoral college system. The system is still in function but the electoral college has sparked a heated debate regarding its fairness. A close examination demonstrates that the electoral college is not a fair method of selecting the president as it does not represent the majority. The electoral college does not represent the majority due to the small state bias. Even though the states with larger populations get more electoral votes, the addition of electoral votes for each senator significantly
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