The Electoral College is a body of electors established by the United States Constitution every four years to elect the President and Vice-President of the United States. It has increasingly become a source of controversy; in both the 2000 and 2016 presidential election the winner of the popular vote did not win the Electoral College. Why do we have the Electoral College? What are the pros and cons of the Electoral College? And should it be abolished?
No, we should keep the Electoral College
The Electoral College increases equality by ensuring all political attention is not focused on a few densely populated areas.
The Electoral College requires candidates to campaign in parts of the country they would otherwise ignore
The Electoral College gives attention to areas that might be ignored completely if elections were based on popular vote alone.Explore
The Electoral College ensures the wealthiest and most populated areas don't have complete dominance of the electoral process
The areas benefitted by the Electoral College are not typically wealthy, meaning that it ensures people outside of the super-rich are able to have their opinions heard.Explore
It is too difficult to get rid of the Electoral College