How come the electoral college decides the Presidential election? How come they decide the election instead of the popular vote? And whats the point of voting if the electoral college can and has overridden the popular vote?
The electoral college decides the presidential vote because they wanted a division of power between the gov and people. They wanted to give people some power, such as voting for the president they want. The electors usually vote for the president that the majority of the people from his/her state, but they can override it. However, people vote for electors as well, so most of the time the electors will vote for what the people want. They do this because they want a boundary of power between government and people. Hope this helped!