The Popular Vs Electoral Vote:
The fact is, the Electoral College was the finest inclusion for the FAIR process of electing our Nation’s President… and was altered over our nations history to become what it is today. Our Founding Fathers, and subsequent Congresses, recognized that Large Populated States could control the Presidency over Smaller States. A Candidate could simply spend more cash in the larger populated states and win based on the popular vote.
The Electoral College is based on the fact each state has Two Senators, and an amount of Congressional Representatives Based On Population; you are aware that Each Congressional Representative Is Representing A Portion Of The States Population?
Each State Then Receives ELECTORS based on TWO/2 Senators and their Congressional Representatives –EACH REPRESENTING A PORTION OF THE STATES VOTING PUBLIC. Which Means Larger States Still Have A Larger Yet Fair Imprint On The Election Of The President. Candidates must RESPECT All States and are aware they must INCLUDE All And Respect all States and their Populations. Not Only That!! Do Not FORGET this FACT! If we were VOTING BY POPULATION ONLY, Those States With Large Populations could be afforded A Greater Share of Legislation and Benefits!
“from the beginning big states have almost always prevailed in the Electoral College?” The fact is large Populations Receive More Representatives = More Electors! That is the point. Larger populations still have their rights as to the larger population vote! And thus one of the reasons we have SWING STATES.
Those stating that the Electoral College is some how tied to “An Electoral College To Protect Slave States” ARE lacking knowledge or awareness in general! Issues with African American Voting occurred following the Civil War but the SYSTEM was in place over 50 years before!…..
The Very Fact Of The Popular Vote Being A Problems can Be Shown In The 1790 Population Figures Below! Look At Virginia & Pennsylvania!
Connecticut 237,946 Delaware 59,096 Georgia 82,548 Kentucky 73,677 Maine 96,540 Maryland 319,728 Massachusetts 319,728 New Hampshire 141,885 New Jersey 184,139 New York 340,120 North Carolina 393,751 Pennsylvania 434,373 Rhode Island 68,825
South Carolina 249,073 Tennessee 35,691 Vermont 85,425 Virginia *747,610* Until 1863, Virginia included what is now West Virginia.
Alabama 4,858,979 Alaska 738,432 Arizona 6,828,065 Arkansas 2,978,204 California 39,144,818 Colorado 5,456,574 Connecticut 3,590,886 Delaware 945,934 DC 672,228 Florida 20,271,272
Georgia 10,214,860 Hawaii 1,431,603 Idaho 1,654,930 Illinois 12,859,995 Indiana 6,619,680 Iowa 3,123,899 Kansas 2,911,641 Kentucky 4,425,092 Louisiana 4,649,676 Maine 1,329,328
Maryland 6,006,401 Massachusetts 6,794,422 Michigan 9,922,576 Minnesota 5,489,594 Mississippi 2,992,333 Missouri 6,083,672 Montana 1,032,949 Nebraska 1,896,190 Nevada 2,890,845 New Hampshire 1,330,608 New Jersey 8,958,013 New Mexico 2,085,109 New York 19,795,791 North Carolina 10,042,802 North Dakota 756,927 Ohio 11,613,423 Oklahoma 3,911,338 Oregon 4,028,977 Pennsylvania 12,802,503 Rhode Island 1,056,298 South Carolina 4,896,146 South Dakota 858,469 Tennessee 6,600,299 Texas 27,469,114 Utah 2,995,919 Vermont 626,042 Virginia 8,382,993 Washington 7,170,351 West Virginia 1,844,128 Wisconsin 5,771,337 Wyoming 586,107