Compare and contrast the benefits of the electoral college vs popular election

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Compare and contrast the benefits of the electoral college vs popular election

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The electoral college allows the existing members of government to be insulated from sudden changes in popular opinion, and thus indirect election (or election via an electoral college) in theory allows government to be more stable. Popular election, on the other hand, directly reflects the opinion of the popular majority. Thus, with popular election representatives of government aren’t insulated from changes in majority opinion, but they are a more accurate representation of popular consensus among the masses.