Constitutional compromises: The Electoral College | US government and civics | Khan Academy
Articles Blog

Constitutional compromises: The Electoral College | US government and civics | Khan Academy

September 20, 2019


Only registered users can comment.

  1. In the beginning of the republic, for multiple elections, the Electoral College in most states wasn't actually determined by popular vote, but as far as I know just state legislatures

  2. The electoral college restrains the majority. Majority rule/ mob rule which is the major flaw in democracy and why the founders gave us a constitutional Republic like we pledge to. None of our organic documents have the word democracy in them for good reason. We are guaranteed a Republican form. The electoral college is constitutional law we are ruled by law and not by a majority in a democracy. We do not want to have majori majority rule or it will lead to an oligarchy like in history. John Adam's said "democracies never last long they soon waste exhaust and murder itself. there hasn't been a democracy yet that didnt commit suicide"

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *