Washington Examiner: Truth catches up with the effort to abolish the Electoral College

By Tara Ross* This article originally appeared in the Washington Examiner on October 19, 2017. Liberal academics and politicians have blasted the Electoral College with moaning, groaning, and gnashing of teeth. Over and over again, they attempt to rewrite the history of America’s unique presidential election process, claiming that it’s nothing but a relic of […]

Was the Electoral College created only because of slavery?

Does the Electoral College have racist roots? Was it created only because of slavery?  To listen to some media commentators in recent weeks, you would think so. But nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s start by acknowledging an obvious fact: Yes, some of our Founders owned slaves. Compromises were made in our early […]

Yes, the Electoral College Still Works

What would the Founders think of presumptive President-elect Donald Trump’s electoral vote victory, earned in the face of a popular vote loss? Hint: It’s not what many media commentators would have you believe. We can find a small clue to the Founders’ feelings in something Benjamin Franklin said as he left the Constitutional Convention. As […]

Faithless Electors for Hillary: Not Going to Happen

For those of you who are worried that faithless electors could still give this election to Hillary Clinton: Not. Going. To. Happen. I have a story that illustrates why. In 2000, you’ll remember that the election was close and hotly contested. Al Gore won the popular vote, but he lost the electoral vote. George W. […]