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In the United States today we use the Electoral College to decide who is going to be the next president The presidency is not necessarily won by popular vote The founding fathers opted for the Electoral College because they were afraid of the masses They wanted the president to be chosen by those who are qualified well informed and have the ability to chose a president more efficiently then the so called mob Although I believe the Electoral College needs many changes it is necessary in order to have a successful government that is fair Thee main argument against the Electoral College is that the presidency should be won by popular vote alone It shouldnt be that one candidate could win the popular vote but lose the election At first I completely agreed with this because we do live in a democracy and I believe that a democracy is a government for the people by the people This would mean that the mass population decides who is the president not a hand picked group of men to vote on who they wish because they do not always have to vote on the candidate in which the state has voted the majority on Although the Electoral College may take away the presidency from the candidate that won the majority vote it evens things out across the nation The Electoral College is necessary to make every state important in the voting process If you did not have the Electoral College those who were running for office would only campaign in the major states that way they could get the majority of the population For example the candidate would advertise and campaign in New York especially New York City because there is such a vast amount of people who live there so he would try to assure that he had the votes for this city and majority of the state and would not have to worry about
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