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Popular Vote/Electoral College Importance


October 29, 2020

Every four years American citizens 18 years and older are eligible to cast their vote for the president of the United States. Seems simple – but many voters do not realize they are not directly voting for the president. Why? Because we use a system called the Electoral College to elect the president and vice president. Let us be clear to point out that the Electoral College is not a place. This is a system which was created by delegates in 1787 as a compromise between electing the president by a vote in Congress, or electing through a popular vote by qualified citizens. The Founders set u...

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