The Electoral College is frequently called into question, most especially in an election year. The arguments for changing or eliminating it grow more heated when the winner of the Electoral College is not the winner of the popular vote.
Our next presidential election takes place in two months. It promises to be a more contentious one than usual. And, it’s possible that the candidate with the most popular votes, will not be pronounced the winner. The president is not directly decided on by voters but by the Electoral College. A candidate needs to gain a majority of the college’s votes to be declared president.
In the last several years there has been considerable discussion regarding the Electoral College. Arguments about changing or even losing the Electoral College altogether have increased since the 2016 election.