As explained in the video, the most beneficial out comes from the electoral college is that it, encouraged coalition building, gave both large and smaller states a voice, and discouraged voter fraud. The founding fathers also rejected the idea of a direct vote for the president which created the electoral college. They believed that each and every state should have a voice, no matter how big or small. By getting rid of the electoral college it would force everyone into the same voting pool. Due to that the votes in Washington would affect the ones in Florida.
The largest pro stated in the article is that, the Electoral College ensures that all parts of the country are involved when it comes to selecting the president of the United States. When it comes to popular vote, the candidates could only limit their campaigning to heavier populated areas, leaving smaller regions out. Since they need multiple votes from many different regions, the candidates are forced to campaign nationwide. The electoral vote also gives smaller regions with people such as farmers, a bigger voice in the elections. It also forces the candidates for gain the favor of more of the country rather than certain areas.
The largest impact the electoral college has on the country, is that it maintains a federal system of government and representation. Like the house and senate, the electoral college was created for a set reason. Each state gets their number by the number of senators plus the number of represenatives. With the electoral college, it was designed to represent each states choice for the presidency. The main reasoning for the electoral college is that in formal federal structure, important political powers are reserved to the component states
As seen, with the popular vote, it splits it right down the middle. There really isn't much structure to it and not much to continue to hold it up. With California and New York they are depicted at the ends, due to the fact that they have a slightly larger population compared to the other states. Now with the electoral college, it's perfectly balanced. There's a formal structure from the government that keeps it even.
In the video, 5 reasons are given. The first being that it makes majorities that wouldn´t exist in the popular vote and amplify others. The second is that it orients the elections around the state, forcing candidates to travel and campaign around to smaller states and regions. The third, is that the electors are chosen very carefully to make sure they ´re loyal and won ´t go against their states vote. With the popular vote, so many situations of scams and fraud could occur, making the process less reliable