The Framers did not abandon fairness with the Electoral College. The Constitution created a republic, not a democracy. The federal government divided the country into factions that worked against each other but created greater liberty for all. Majorities in legislation and presidential elections were only achievable when diverse factions agreed which decreased the chances that minority factions could be oppressed. A presidential candidate with fewer electoral votes could therefore be preferred because what mattered for governing successfully was an agreement by the public on the legitimacy of that president. That legitimacy was achieved when all factions believed they had a voice in the process.
Site powered by Weebly. Managed by pair Domains