Embedded within democratic government are the potential seeds of such government’s own destruction – in the form of an unrestrained popular vote. Appreciating that the masses can sometimes be asses, the founding fathers wisely implemented the Electoral College as a safeguard to our system of government and ultimately to our personal freedom.
What follows is an informative refresher on the Electoral College:
Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote
Many modern voters might be surprised to learn that when they step into a ballot box to select their candidate for president, they actually are casting a vote for fellow Americans called electors. These electors, appointed by the states, are pledged to support the presidential candidate the voters have supported. The Electoral College holds its vote the Monday after the second Wednesday in December following the election.