The electoral college was created and established in the United States in 1787. It’s said intended purpose was to provide a compromise when electing the President of the United States. The history of the electoral college is significant because it describes the process of electing a new president and contributing to the history of the United States each election. The Constitutional Convention was debating on how to elect a new president to manage the country. To make this decision, the Convention went through three theories before coming up with a final conclusion that would impact the government.
Many Americans don’t understand exactly how the electoral college works. Most Americans feel as if, when the elections come around, that their voice or their vote doesn’t matter because in the end, the electoral college makes the decision on who the new president would be. Uselectionatlas.org provides a breakdown of the functions of the electoral college. “The function of the College of Electors in choosing the president can be likened to that in the Roman Catholic Church of the College of Cardinals selecting the pope.”[ CITATION Use19 l 1033 ] It is true that the United States took a influence into how the Romans conducted government if you look at our nation’s history.
Personally, I feel that the electoral college is completely unnecessary because the electoral college doesn’t cater to our decision, as Americans, of voting for a new president. If the Electoral college has the control to decide America’s future for each election, then what is the point for my vote? Why should I take the time out my day to vote when at the end of the day my vote doesn’t matter? We have many activists, specifically on college campuses, encouraging the importance of voting, but I don’t quite understand what voting is all about. If my vote really mattered to change the face of America, then why is Donald Trump president.
This past election ...