History of The Electoral College in American Presidential Elections

The Electoral College


Review the history of the Electoral College in American presidential elections at the National Archives and Records Administration (http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.).


Although it may seem strange to an outside observer, the US Presidency is not determined solely by popular vote. Instead, the US Electoral College has the final say in casting votes for the winning candidate. Research current arguments for and against this process, and discuss whether you think the Presidency should be determined by the Electoral College or by a true popular vote. Explain your reasoning.