NAPFE Newsletter September 2018

Why is it necessary to have an Electoral College to elect a President and Vice President when it would be easier to elect them directly as most of us thought, for years, we were doing. In actuality, we have been knocking ourselves out to elect “Electors” who will select the president and the vice president. Hopefully, those electors will vote according to the will of the people, the popular vote. As we saw in this last presidential election, that doesn’t always work.

The Constitution provided this extra layer because “the nation’s founders were afraid of democracy.” It seems James Madison was worried about “factions:” People whom he defined as a group of citizens with a common interest in a program or proposal that would

NAPFE Newsletter September 2018

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