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www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2016/12/06/why_we_need...

Donald Trump’s election with fewer popular votes than Hillary Clinton has raised again the question of why the presidency is decided through an Electoral College and not a popular vote. Mr ...

www.cnsnews.com/.../why-we-still-need-electoral-college

Mathematically, California is 57 times larger than Vermont. However, it is only 18 times more powerful in the Electoral College. It is designed to make sure that Vermont and all the other smaller states have political influence. Because of the Electoral College, a presidential candidate must garner a minimum of 270 votes in order to win.

www.factcheck.org/2008/02/the-reason-for-the-

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? When U.S. citizens go to the polls to ...

www.quora.com/History-Why-is-the-electoral-college-needed

So, this us why the Electoral College is necessary and why no one is completely happy with it. Small population states would prefer that each state get one vote for President. (Which, btw, is what happens if no candidate gets the minimum of 270 Electoral Votes). Large population states would prefer a population based solution.

www.enotes.com/homework-help/why-electoral-college-needed...

Many people would argue that the electoral college is not needed and that it is more a hindrance to democracy than a help. However, separation of powers was deemed the surest guarantee of liberty ...

nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-electoral-college...

The Electoral College (Why We Use It and Why It Matters) On Election Day, Americans should appreciate the great and long-lasting constitutional tradition bequeathed to them—including the quirky ...

www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html

The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress. The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President.

news.stanford.edu/2012/08/20/rakove-electoral-college-082012

August 20, 2012 Why do we still let the Electoral College pick our president? Stanford Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Rakove believes the founding fathers would agree that it’s time to ...

www.dailysignal.com/2016/11/14/how-the-2016-election...

You can read my pre-election explanation of how the Electoral College works and why the Founding Fathers created it here. The 2016 presidential election is a perfect illustration of why America ...

www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/faq.html

The official U.S. Electoral College web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and Electors, instructions for state officials and Electors, the timeline of key dates for the presidential election, information about laws and legal requirements related to the presidential election and the Electors ...