Thank you for clarifying the true purpose of the US electoral college, how our Constitutional Fathers intended the Presidential election process to be.
When running for the Presidential Elector Nominee some six months ago, I had no idea the conflict that would ensue both from without and within. To say that it has been an “educating experience” would be an understatement. I embarked on this journey with a basic understanding of the difference between a republic and a pure democracy. I knew the Constitutional Fathers set up our government as the former and not the latter. They had wisdom we lack. In my speech before the convention, I mentioned that nothing exemplified the difference between these two forms of the government more than the Electoral College. I admit, at the time, I was ignorant how deeply that held true.
Republic vs Democracy
The essence of a republic is that the authority rests in elected representatives, not in the people directly. Noah Webster defined a republic as,
“A commonwealth; a state…
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