Electoral College: The Setup to Protect Slavery
The Electoral College was devised to protect slavery in the US
The Framers of US government feared the power of America's true majority. I once argued with an associate at work who said that I was ignorant and very negative after making the statement that a citizen's popular vote does not really count when you go into the booth to elect the president and vice president of the US. You can look at it this way: In 2000, the electoral-vote majority went to a candidate who got fewer popular votes than his opponent.
The Electoral College was drafted by the Framers at the Constitutional Convention in 1787 who distrusted democratic elections. The delegates chosen to elect the president were called an assembly of "demi-gods" by Thomas Jefferson.
The electoral system was created because of chattel slavery. Without a great deal of regret, James Madison thought, "The right of suffrage was much more diffusive in the Northern than the Southern States; and the latter could have no influence in the election on the score of Negroes." The substitution of electors obviated this difficulty." In 2004, Gary L. Gregg wrote in National Review Online, "It's the electoral college that keeps the values of traditional America relevant in the 21st century and the electoral college that helps rural America balance the immense cultural, economic, and social power of urban centers." In other words, it prevents majorities from changing America.
The Electoral College is not apportioned by the number of voters; it is based on the size of each states representation in Congress. Under the infamous three-fifths rule, slave states got to increase their representation by three-fifths of the number of slaves in their state.
Washington strategically has you believe that it plays the world, but you have been played too!