Does Your Vote Count

The leaders of the newly created United States of America knew that the government should not be appointed, but they also feared that the populace was not informed enough to make the decision either. Smaller states also worried they would not have as much a say in the structuring of the government as large states. Thus the Electoral College was created to give some of, but not all of, the power to the people. Each state has a number electors equal to the number of senators and members of the House of Representatives. This means the larger a state’s population the more votes it has.