The Electoral College was created by the Framers for various reasons. Based on population rather than popularity, the Electoral College is an indirect way of voting for our nationís president. The Electoral College does not take away an individualís vote, but it does allow for all votes, no matter the size of the state, to have equal representation.
Destination Title: Electoral College
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Start at the National Issues Web site feature on the Electoral College.
- Browse through the information on the Web site.
- As you read, imagine you are a citizen who will be speaking in front of Congress about the pros and cons of having an Electoral College.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.