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Makeover of 2016 10 11, 10:03am

@deadpool809 The reason the Electoral College was first introduced was to put the southern states on par with the northern states in terms of voting power. The northern states had a larger population of citizens who could actually vote (free men as opposed to women or slaves). The introducing the representative based Electoral Collage allowed the southern states to count their slaves as 5/8ths of a citizen and secure more votes while having less total voters

tl:dr the Electoral College is an outdated, backwards system based on racist practices