The Importance of the Electoral College

An article by Tara West for The Inquisitr makes a good case for why the Electoral College is important:


This map shows the counties that Trump won vs. the counties that Clinton won. Without the electoral college candidates would only have to focus on the important counties that are crucial to tipping the balance of the popular vote.

…the reasoning behind the Electoral College [is] to ensure that non-urban dwelling citizens have their voices heard in the election. If there was no Electoral College, the 100 most populous counties (just 3 percent of the total county count) would determine every election unless something significant happened within the U.S. geography makeup. Therefore, rural voters’ concerns would be placed on the back burner of all presidential elections and platforms.”