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We are a republic, not a democracy. The electoral college was designed and implemented to thwart mob rule and ensure everyone was represented. It is more important now than at any time in my lifetime.
Why is it more important now?
We are a republic, not a democracy.
The electoral college was not meant to be “fair”, whatever that is, but to ensure the big states did not ride roughshod over the small states.
A republic is a representative democracy.Republic- a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.Democracy- a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.Representative Democracy- Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative republic or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
@CYDdharta 1. You said we are not a democracy so that entire thing I wrote was to prove you wrong on that. 2. The Electoral College does not fairly represent the will of the people and makes someone's vote in Montana more powerful than someone's vote living in Texas.
CYDdharta If they all move to Montana their vote will still mater less.