OpenStudy (anonymous):

What reasons did the members of the Constitutional Convention have for creating the Electoral College?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

There were several reasons. First off,, by using the Electoral College rather than popular vote it gave smaller states a little more leverage since all states had the same number of Senators. It was also true that our democracy was a rather radical concept at the time as most nations at that time were monarchies ruled by a privileged class and not all our founding fathers were entirely comfortable with giving such power to the masses. By using the Electoral College it gave the federal government a little more leverage since, at that time, Senators were appointed rather than elected by the states.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Wut? .-.

2 years ago
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