The Electoral College system was enacted in 1788 in accordance with Article 2 of the US Constitution. The founding fathers chose it as a compromise that allowed the president to elect the president and let the president vote directly through the popular vote. The founders believed that the most ordinary citizens at that time were poorly educated on political issues and were unaware of them. Therefore, they decided to use the “agent” vote of well-informed voters to reduce the risk of “majority tyranny”, in which case the voice of a few people was overwhelmed by the masses. In addition, the founders concluded that the system would prevent countries with a larger population from having an unequal impact on elections. However, critics believe that the founder’s reasoning is no longer relevant, because today’s voters are better educated and have unrestricted access to information and candidates’ positions on these issues. In addition, although the founders believed that voters did not have any sinister prejudice in 1788, today’s voters are elected by political parties and usually “committed” to vote for the party’s candidates regardless of their own beliefs.