The electoral college is people representing the US who formally cast votes for President and Vice President.
The electoral college has both pros and cons.
Who are educated electors?
The popular vote is what the people as a whole vote for, but to win the presidency you have to win the electoral vote. These votes are cast by representatives from each state and are usually given to who would technically make a better president.
The Electoral College spreads the campaigning out and ensures that candidates will be best for the country by giving the vote back to educated electors.
What is a two party system? A two party system is a political system where the electorate gives votes to two major parties.
Some of the cons of the Electoral College are that some people feel like their vote doesn’t matter and it facilitates a two party system.
New York vs. Vermont As of right now, New York has 29 electoral votes and Vermont has 3. This means that, in the election, candidates are more likely to try and win the bigger state, in this case New York. This might make people in Vermont may think there vote doesn't count for as much.