The Electoral College Deters Stolen Elections. Say what? The 2016 Presidential Election has come and gone and I am happy.
Politics, like religion, are subjects that can become heated very quickly. Everyone has their own opinion and thanks to social media, they don’t mind blasting it. And since they are quick to post on any platform, they rarely ever do their due diligence.
Bubba started middle school this year and Civics is a very popular class at our co-op. I remember taking it in high school but, I don’t think many schools cover it anymore. The U.S. election has caused the question, “Why do we elect with the Electoral College?”
Many parents do not teach their kids the facts. They take what they think are facts from old memories and click bait articles to provide “facts”. These are usually far from the truth. Since I didn’t want to provide Bubba will the incorrect information, I scoured the internet for an easier video/infographic for him to understand the Electoral College.
More people need to watch this video. Say what you want, the Electoral College is the best way to provide the country with a voice to be heard. According to WallBuilders, “The popular vote in each State directs the electors of that State how to cast their vote for President. In most States, whichever candidate wins the popular vote in that State wins all of that State’s electors; but since the manner of choosing a State’s electors is left by the Constitution to each State, different States, not surprisingly, have different rules. For example, in Maine and Nebraska, the winner does not take all; rather, the candidate who wins the popular vote in each congressional district wins the electoral vote from that congressional district, and the candidate who wins the entire State receives the State’s two remaining electoral votes.”
What? Did that just say, “whichever candidate wins the POPULAR vote in that State wins all of that State’s electors?
Those who are complaining that the Electoral College is outdated and unfair are wrong. Imagine if you will – Miami (Florida) or any major city (LA, NYC, St. Louis, Chicago) decided how we were going to vote. Would you be happy? Do you think their decision would help you in your location? I am sure you answered no to both. The Popular Vote isn’t a smart idea. Our Founding Fathers spent time on ensuring that elections were fair and not stolen.
Watch the video below to see how and why the Electoral College works.