Why Americans Should Not Abolish The Electoral College

by | Mar 24, 2020 | Elections

For more than two centuries the Electoral College has encouraged coalition building, given a voice to both big and small states, and discouraged voter fraud.

The American Founders so deeply feared a tyranny of the majority that they rejected the idea of a direct vote for President. That’s why they created the Electoral College. For more than two centuries it has encouraged coalition building, given a voice to both big and small states, and discouraged voter fraud.

Right now, there’s a well-organized, below-the-radar effort to render the Electoral College effectively useless. It’s called the National Popular Vote, and it would turn our presidential elections into a majority-rule affair. Would this be good or bad? Author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross explains.

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