Should the Electoral College be done away with?
I ask this because of a certain irony in the reason Hamilton rationalized the purpose and intent of the EC…
“the Constitution is 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 point of the Electoral College is 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…”
I don’t think anyone here at Fluther including me would ever argue Trump is “endowed with the requisite qualifications” to be President…yet he is soon to be.
If you go to the latter statement from Hamilton…
“at the same time ensuring that a president is chosen “by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station…””
an argument can be made that the Electoral College worked by not handing Clinton the win because of her scandal plagued past thusly analyzed her “qualities adapted to the station of President.”
Did the EC do it’s intended job? Or is the EC an antiquated relic from Colonial years and be done away with?
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.