This video featuring a Professor of Law of UCLA, demonstrates how important the electoral college is in 5 reasons. He states about how important the majority is within the minority populations throughout the United States. Another reason is that a national popular vote would create more problems like the problems that came from Florida in the 2000 election. He also show cases how important it is that we have the electoral college because the electors are educated within the matters of politics--unlike the majority of the United States who are not that well educated with it. With the last reason he tells about how the electors could come together to make a decision if something were to happen to the President. The electors could come together as a whole and make a solution; the entire nation could not do that if it were up to a popular vote.
This article describes just how important the Electoral College has been to the United States. The article states that the college is actually the core to Federalism for it did create a fair chance for all states. Along with this, it states how it did in fact help abolish slavery because it helped Abraham Lincoln win the presidency. Without the Electoral College, America would start to crumble. The integral part of America is federalism, and abolishing this piece of it is one step away from doing away with the democracy.
Since this 2016 election, people on the "left" side (liberals and democrats) have been pushing to abolish the Electoral College. People are failing to realize that without it, their party could have no voice on whether their party's candidate wins the election. Another thing that is not being understood is the fact that the presidential election is that it isn't always about fairness--but about the numbers. Although it should be majority wins, but the people who are apart of the minority should also be accounted. Abolishing it would only hide the minority voters.
This video demonstrates why NPV (National Popular Vote) needs to be stopped. On one hand, the video shows that if this were to go into effect, people in big states would have to be influenced by other big states's choices. It also show cases how there is a greater chance of voter fraud. This chance comes from the rules within each state. The NPV would make it hard for each state to have it's own rules and stances for they would have to come together and act as one enormous state instead of numerous states together. Another reason why the electoral college needs to stay is because it has worked for so many years. Along with this, the nation shouldn't change something that has been working since the beginning.
In a popular vote, the most populous states would decide every election. The "flyover" states do not have a big enough population to make a difference within the election. The electoral college prevents this because everything is in proportion and fair for everyone. If only the most populous states were to carry the fate of the presidency, the American people soon realize that their voices are not being heard because they live in a smaller state. Along with this, the states would slowly divide for their severely opposing views.