Is the Electoral College outdated or still relevant? I should start off saying that, “the Electoral College is a process, not a place” as many think. The Electoral College was a compromise between “election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.” In total there are 538 in the Electoral Election, “ if the amount of Electoral College votes a state received was directly proportional to its population, smaller rural states would be rendered completely irrelevant. So they gave every state ( along with the District of Columbia) a minimum of three votes.”
In order for a President to be elected they have to have majority of the Electoral College votes which is 270 votes. “ On election day, Tuesday after the first Monday in November…show more content… The Electoral College was a compromise because the availability of news was very limited and many didn 't believe the people could choose wisely. News is at the fingertips of almost everyone. A reform is needed.
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