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Is the electoral college the best method for electing the president in the 21st century The same question was asked in the 18th 19th and 20th centuries as well Infact it was highly debated by the founding fathers as well It was proposed that the president be chosen by the Congress Others thought that electors should be chosen by the people in each state and the electors should then choose the President Still others thought it would be more appropriate if the governors of the various states made the selection Even the Senate was proposed as the best means of selecting the national executive Finally there were a number who thought that the President should be selected by all of the voters throughout the nation For a while it was the more popular view to have Congress select the President and a resolution to that effect was actually passed However when the Constitution was finally drafted the idea of using electors from each of the voting districts proved the more popular It was feared that if Congress selected the President he would be under the control of the national legislature particularly if he were seeking its favor for a second term On the other hand the popular election of the people was rejected on the grounds that as Alexander Hamilton said it would invite tumult and disorder It was therefore determined to elect the President by an indirect popular vote In other words each state would select some of its foremost people as electors and these would then carefully and deliberately select the candidates for the high offices of President and Vice President The next question was how many electors each state should be allowed and how
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