Electoral College Vote 
Not Rigged

Many people are calling our Electoral College voting system rigged because Hillary Clinton won the 2016 popular vote for president, while losing the electoral vote. So does this make the system rigged? No. It does not. The Electoral College system is not rigged. These people just do not like it. But it is a system that works exactly as it was intended to work and should never be changed.

Our constitution does not allow for a president to be voted in by anything other than the Electoral College vote. This keeps the power over the federal government in hands of the states, hence the people. Yes, a government of the people, by the people, for the people.

Many Americans today do not realize the power that the states have and why. It is part of keeping a federal government from growing too powerful. It's another type of checks and balance that our founding fathers so brilliantly put into place. We really do not want politicians to be able to pander to the more populated cities in more populated states in order to purchase votes in heavily populated areas with our tax dollars for the presidency. We already see how this happens with many congressional politicians.

The system helps prevent the fewer states from deciding our presidential elections. If we had a popular vote system that Hillary won, such would have meant that she would have won with just 20 of our 50 states. How fair would that be? Our union would have never survived if the fewer more populated states were able to run our entire nation. Try to keep in mind that without the union we would not have our nation.

Our nation has two houses. The senate is equal for every state, while The House of Representatives is by the population of each state. Between both, we have 535 people in congress. The Electoral College vote allows each state to have its number of congressional seats as electoral votes and D.C. to have three. --This in and of itself allots for states with more people to have more of a voice in an election, while not allowing the majority of our states to be ran by the few.

The reason our country kept things fair between the states basically came down to the only way we could get states to join and stay in the Union. The U.S. Constitution is a contract, a legally binding contract. It is not a living document that can change without it being amended. In order for it to be changed, people from two-thirds of the states have to agree to such changes. It is a contract. It is the law of the land.


Debra J.M. Smith 11-09-16


 Debra J.M. Smith