Why do we have electoral colleges???

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    They are so fucking stupid and meaningless!!! They corrupt the system and make candidates care about only a few so called battle ground states. No one wants to live in OH, but every 4 years the state gets treated like a superstar.

    I mean they are calling this Obama win a landslide victory when in fact he received 51% (60mil) to Romney's 49% (57 mil) of the popular vote!!! Every other election we have is based on popular vote so why not this one!

    Either do one of two things:
    (1) Go strictly by popular votes!
    (2) Go by voting district. Take CA for example. It has 53 voting districts. Many of those voting districts didn't vote for Obama, Obama received 100% of the state!
    That exact SAME argument can be made for TX and Romney!

    I mean I didn't see ONE Romney or Obama ad in IL! The reason the candidates could careless about IL, since it's blue. However, there were many districts of the state that Romney one. Imagine if went district by district? The candidates would have to care about the state! Why should it come down to IW, OH, FL, NC, VA. CO & NH? It's BULLSHIT!
     
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    Because it's in the Constitution you folks say isn't a living Document.
     
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    Because our founding fathers didn't want us to be a complete democracy.
     
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    representative democracy
     
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    For whatever reason we have it, the net effect is that the politicians must appeal to the middle of the nation to win National election.

    Else, shitbags such as Obama just have Springsteen concerts in major metros with voting booths outside of them.
     
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    It forces politicians at a National level to pay attention to the small States instead of just catering to the population centers of L.A. and N.Y..
     
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    States Rights!!!
     
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    We have a democratic system of politics. We have a full democracy that way. You meant direct democracy.

    Our system of government is a representative one and we are a Republic. It all sounds confusing, but it really isn't.

    We Americans often confuse process with the system too, and this has people damning a system that works fine. The process is corrupted, but hey...the human element does it every time
     
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    Each branch is chosen in a different way for a purpose... a balance of power...

    Having the electoral college choosing the president ensures that it is not popular vote like with the legislative branch... this ensures that even the smallest states (you know, those things that actually grant the federal government its power thru a little thing called the constitution) have their voices heard instead of being drowned out by the larger states and huge population centers... IT MAKES THE STATES RELEVANT
     
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