Why The Founding Fathers Created The Electoral College

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It would seem that the founding fathers were a lot smarter than we give them credit for in 1792. This was the year the College, as we call it today the Electoral College, ratified in the Constitution of the United States of America by the colonies. This would also start the longest continuous debate our nation has ever experienced over a single political issue that continues even today. This debate came center stage during the election of 1800 when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr (Jefferson’s Vice President running mate)received the same number of electoral votes for President even though they were running mates (http://www.ushistory.org/us/20a.asp). This tie would lead to changes to the Electoral College of their day and the foundation for the 12th Amendment to our Constitution. After reading both articles in addition to other listed references, I feel better educated about why the college was established. I now understand why the founding fathers created the Electoral College which was a compromise between the President being elected by Congress or by the popular vote of the qualified voters of our nation. Now with that being understood I am in full support of the current electoral system our nation uses to elect the President and Vice-President of the United States of America. I do not support or believe the proposed changes are even lawful to our electoral system, that supporters are trying to sneak in under our noses, by ignoring the procedures
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