Promote equitable regional representation: The electoral college provides an equal voice for small countries. If the president is only elected by popular vote, the candidates will shape their platform to cater to the more populous states. For example, candidates do not want to consider the needs of Iowa farmers or Maine commercial fishermen. Providing a clean and honest result: Thanks to the electoral college, the presidential election usually ends with a clear and unmistakable conclusion. There is no need to recount the very expensive votes nationwide. If a state has significant voting violations, the state can only recount. In addition, the fact that candidates must be supported by voters in several different geographical regions promotes the national cohesion needed to ensure and translate power. Reduce the cost of campaigns: candidates rarely spend a lot of time or money in states that traditionally vote for their party candidates. For example, the Democrats rarely race in California, a free-spirited state, just as Republicans tend to skip the more conservative Texas. The abolition of the electoral college may make the issue of US campaign financing even worse.