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. Please enjoy the rest of this article on LifeZette.