In two days, this Monday, December 19, 2016 the 538 members of the Electoral College will convene in their respective state capitals to cast their votes for the next president of the United States.
Will they consider the clear purpose their position holds? According to Alexander Hamilton’s writings in the Federalist Papers, the electoral college was designed to ensure “that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.” The Electoral College exists to preserve “the sense of the people,” while at the same time ensuring that a president is chosen “by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.
Will electors take into account the…
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