On December 17, members of the Electoral College will choose the President. According to the U.S. Constitution, each state gets a number of votes based on its population.
Many people think the popular vote should decide elections. Others agree with our Founding Fathers. Here are two views.
Kendall Dillon, 10, Mokane, Missouri
Americans: Do you know whom you voted for? Oh, wait! It doesn't matter. The final decision will be made by the Electoral College. The election would be more fair and less complicated without the Electoral College. The people should choose their President, and everyone's vote should count.
Jane O'Connell Canfield, 9, Brewster, New York
The Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College to give voters in each state an equal voice. States with small populations have more influence through electoral votes. Without this system, candidates might campaign only in big cities and ignore the needs of suburban and rural voters.
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