Do we need the Electoral College?

For years the League of Women Voters has supported the idea that the President of the United States should be elected by popular vote. The Electoral College was set up by 18th century gentlemen who distrusted direct popular elections, but time has changed. People no longer need to vote for representatives to choose the person they want as candidates. Articles from many respected journals and forums such as a recent one at Harvard University have come out in support of presidential elections by popular vote. Perhaps the time has come to initiate this change. The recent election showed that people are ready for change. Now let’s make the big one that will move our nation toward a more direct democracy.

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