4 references and in-text citations, US references only 1. Describe the structure and function of the electoral college. How and when was it created in the U.S.? Why was it created, and by whom? 2. Compare the electoral college to a popular vote approach for elections. How does the electoral college system operate/function? What are consequences of using an electoral college system versus a popular vote? Use the 2000 presidential election as an example. 3. Assess the value of an individual citizen’s vote under the electoral college system. Why does the U.S. still use the electoral college for presidential elections today? This Education Essay uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.