The method of electing the president, a political solution that gave something to each of the state-based interests. The president would not be elected directly by the popular vote of citizens. Instead, electors chosen by state legislatures would vote for president. Small states got more votes thatn warranted by population, as the number of electors is equal to the total representatives and senators. If the college did not produce a majority result, the president would be chosen by the popularly elected House, but with one vote per state delegation.