Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 7 years ago

Purpose of the electoral college?

Ap. Govt.

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    In a nutshell, it was created to keep the larger populated states from always choosing the President and Vice President. It gave smaller states a voice in the process.

  • andy
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The electoral college is there to give all States a say in the President instead of just the large urban areas dictating how everyone should live. That is why our government is set up the way it is.

  • 7 years ago

    To vote for President. If you're in an "advanced placement" class, I'm the King of France.

  • 7 years ago

    The writers of the Constitution didn't care much for "democracy." By creating the electoral college, they made the president be elected by the states, not by the stinky unwashed mass of demes (Greek root of Democracy). Note also that until the 17th Amendment, US Senators were elected by the state legislature, not by the citizens of the state. Government of the Privileged, by the Privileged, for the Privileged. By Privileged, of course, We mean rich white Anglo-Saxon males.

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