Tuesday, November 8, 2016

I would much rather see an election by POPULAR VOTE

What is the Electoral College and why does the United States have it

Published on Mar 3, 2016
The Electoral College was created for two reasons. The first purpose was to create a buffer between population and the selection of a President. The second as part of the structure of the government that gave extra power to the smaller states.

Hamilton and the other founders believed that the electors would be able to insure that only a qualified person becomes President. They believed that with the Electoral College no one would be able to manipulate the citizenry. It would act as check on an electorate that might be duped. Hamilton and the other founders did not trust the population to make the right choice. The founders also believed that the Electoral College had the advantage of being a group that met only once and thus could not be manipulated over time by foreign governments or others.

PROBLEM..... How do you make sure the electoral college is kept fair and unbiased ?...When the founding fathers started this procedure, there were no phones, no internet, limited travel so they could be pretty sure the electors couldn't get together and make "deals". Today, not so sure that could/can be prevented........TRUST NO ONE (especially POLITICIANS)
That is one of the best things about Trump.....HE'S NOT A POLITICIAN !

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