Why Do We Still Use the Electoral College to Pick Our President?

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by LibraryAdministration

Map of the United States' electoral college As required by the Constitution, the president of the United States is elected not by the national popular vote but by the vote of the Electoral College. In the Electoral College, each state receives as many votes as it has members of Congress. Because every state has two senators and is guaranteed at least one House member, votes of small states count more heavily than . . . more »