On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper the U.S. needed to abolish the Electoral College, calling it an “an anachronism that was designed for another time.”
Family Council successfully opposed two efforts to undermine the Electoral College in Arkansas — one in 2007 and another in 2009. Each of these proposals would have awarded Arkansas’ electoral votes to the winner of the nationwide popular vote in presidential elections.
The Electoral College keeps major metropolitan areas from running roughshod over rural America. It also forces candidates to consider other parts of the country besides the heavily-populated seaboards.
Below is a video by Dennis Prager about the benefits of the Electoral College.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.