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Why did the Founding Fathers create electors?


Question: Why did the Founding Fathers create electors?
Answer: A number of methods for choosing the president were debated before the "Committee of Eleven" proposed the electoral college as an indirect method to select the president. There were a couple of reasons why this method was finally selected to be included in the US Constitution:
  1. 1. To give extremely small states some say in the election. There was a fear that the larger population in some states would give them inordinate power when selecting the president.
  2. 2. To place a check on the 'uneducated' masses. At the time of the Constitutional Convention, many voters could not read and did not have access to accurate information. The framers of the Constitution felt that a check was needed.

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