Why did the founding fathers create the electoral college?
a.They did not; it was added to the Constitution after the disputed election of 1796.
b.Small states insisted that they have a chance to play a role in choosing the president, and that wouldn’t have been possible with direct elections.
c.Alexander Hamilton wanted a king, James Madison wanted no president, and the result was this compromise so that there could be a president.
d.They did not trust ordinary voters to choose the president and vice president directly.
e.They knew the Constitution would make them unpopular, so they wanted to create a way to avoid letting voters choose the president, thereby giving themselves a chance to be elected.