When the Founding Fathers enacted the Electoral College in 1789, they created a system that made a great deal of sense at the time. Communications technology, access to transportation and voter education were all very poor, limiting the ability of the public to make well informed judgments about candidates.
Now 216 years later, candidates have both the technology and the transportation ability to campaign in all areas of the country, making the voting population well informed and capable of choosing its own president. Although times have changed, the Electoral College has remained the same, becoming a source of disenfranchisement over the years, rather than a source of stability.
This archaic 18th century election system will not merely disappear. We need you to create public awareness and pressure your legislators – local, state and national – to support direct election for the president. Find out all of the ways you can help!
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