THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS STILL NEEDED

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE IS STILL NEEDED

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THE UNITED STATES IS NOT A DEMOCRACY.

What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.

The Electoral College has been on life support since a chad—specifically a “hanging” chad—tipped the White House to George W. Bush in 2000. The painful reality of how our Constitution works was never more apparent. The Gore/Lieberman ticket won the popular vote 50,994,086 to 50,461,092 but lost the electoral vote 266 to 271.

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America is Not a Democracy

This is an important video for all Americans to watch.