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Electoral College: Good or Bad?JENNIFER HILLIARDCHAMBERLAIN UNIVERSITYPOLI330 | POLITICAL SCIENCEMAY 2020
The Electoral College: The OriginsOur Leaders aren’t elected by us directly…The Electoral College originated as a midway point – the meeting of a congressional vote and popular vote by all U.S. citizens for electing the next PresidentOriginated and formed in writing of the Constitution as a means of protection, mob ruleElectoral College forms ever 4 years solely for purpose of election
Differences in popular vote and electoral college votePopular vote vs. Electoral College vote:When individuals cast ballots in the generalelection, they are choosing electors and telling them which candidate they think the electorshould votefor in the Electoral College. The "national popularvote" is the sum of all the votes cast in the general election, nationwide(Whitman Cobb, 2019)
…But what does “should vote for” mean?When electing who we think the electoral college should vote for – what does shouldmean in this context? Can they vote for just anyone, whether or not their party agrees with this?

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