Why the Electoral College exists

Millions of Americans voted in the 2016 presidential election, but only a handful of people actually elected the president. The Electoral College dates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and has since been the body that selects the president. Some argue that the Electoral College impedes democracy while others say it promotes it. Watch the video to find out why the Electoral College was created.
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