How does the electoral college decides the Presidential election?

3 comments

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?

Comments:

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!

{ 3 comments }

tomas g

A little late on the question aren’t ya?

The electoral vote decided the 2000 Election between Gore and Bush – Gore won the popular vote, Bush the electoral college.

tham153

popular votes elect the members of the electoral college in each state. The number of electors from each state is equal to two plus the number of members each state has in the House of Representatives. Four times in history popular votes were concentrated in such a way as to allow the winner of popular votes to have less than a majority of electors.

shan k

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!

Previous post:

Next post: