Liberals hate the Electoral College because they feel a national vote would give them a political edge.

Sure, they’ll sing a song about listening to the voice of “the people” — but it really always comes down to the fact they want more Democrat presidents.

Power is always the motivating factor in politics.

But the Founders had some ideas on how our elections should be run, independently of the political maneuvering of the parties.

The Founding Fathers gave the power to the people and helpfully documented it in the Constitution. The Electoral College was ultimately a compromise between allowing a congressional vote and a popular vote of qualified citizens to determine our commander-in-chief.

The best attribute of the Electoral College is that it forces candidates to appeal to the voters of a number of states, both big and small, instead of simply camping out in one heavily populated area and running up the scoreboard.

This means whomever is elected, by necessity, will have supporters spread all over the nation, not just in one populated clump.

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.