Many people today would like to get rid of the Electoral College. Here's a better alternative.
From time to time we elect a president who doesn't win the popular vote, which naturally leads to a lot of debate about the purpose of the Electoral College. Most of the debate is grounded in the misconception that we are living in a "Democracy".
The fact is, there is no such thing as a PURE Democracy. We're a Democratic Republic, which basically means we don't vote directly for anything, but we do vote for people who represent us. When the Constitution was drafted, the Founders went to great lengths to insure that each community would have a voice that reflects each of their unique values and needs.
Because the population and needs of each state vary so much, the solution wa... [More]
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