Why we still need the electoral college

During this election season, there is quite a bit of conversation about the pointlessness of the electoral college.  As a teacher of high school students I’ve heard it every year of my career.  “My vote won’t count.”  “We need to choose the President based on the popular vote.”  And my favorite, “The electoral college hurts minorities.”

Dr. George Grant has provided a fantastic explanation of why our founders wanted to elect the President this particular way and why we need it still today.  This issue is too important to give up to popular democracy.  If you don’t like the electoral college, read this article and see if it doesn’t change your thinking.  If you support it, memorize the arguments and be ready to explain those who don’t believe in it.

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