The Electorial College is not necessary or prudent. Not only can a person become president without receive the majority of votes, but the electoral college also adds to citizens feeling their vote does not count. I have lived in states where I knew my political views were in the minority. As a minority voter in a state, why should I even vote when I know all the electoral votes will follow the majority vote of the state. Each person's vote should be counted no matter where they live. Make the United States a Democracy rather than a Republic!!