posted on Oct, 30 2018 @ 08:56 AM
a reply to: CornishCeltGuy
I feel like I answer this question every four years to many people so it's nice to see it in the two year mid-break. The reason the electoral collage
makes sense in America:
When we were founded, the idea was not as "One Nation State" but of "Fifty separate Nation States United under one Banner" The idea was always to have
50 separate states acting somewhat independently while having one voice for the outside world. The original idea would be a federal system to govern
trade, war and treaties with outside countries, but within our own borders we would act as 50 separate states.
Now with that said, The reason the electoral collage makes sense is because it gives every state a voice in the outcome of who the president will be.
IF it was a popular vote only, all the campaigning would happen in California, New York, Florida and Texas, and further then that, in their populous
cities only. America would become tyranny by the populated cities, no one would care about Wisconsin, Alabama, Utah or other states without such a
large population. Which would mean all the money going towards these cities as a candidate can say "My policy is to give all our money to California,
New York Florida and Texas, and Alabama should be taxed at 100%!!!" that of course is an exaggeration but you get the point.
Our electoral collage system works beautifully, and most states DO bound their electors, and in any respect America is build and several systems of
checks and balances, and the electoral system is just one of those checks and balances. It ensures all of America has a vote, it ensures every state
has a voice, and it's THE reason why I always vote because I know I have a voice.
I hope this answered your question but to go on further "When Hillary won the popular vote" that was because of the millions in California... I don't
want California deciding who is President.