Electoral College Myth: The Electoral College is Undemocratic

Myth number 3 in my series on Electoral College Myths! Myth: The person who wins the national popular vote should win the White House. The Electoral College does not guarantee such results and is thus undemocratic. Fact: The question is not “democracy” v. “no democracy.” The question is “democracy with federalism” (the Electoral College) v. […]

Electoral College Myth: The Founders Did Not Trust the People

Per my note on Wednesday, here is Myth #2 in my “Electoral College Myth” series.  Comments welcome! Myth: The Founders created the Electoral College because they did not trust the people to govern themselves. Fact: The Founders knew that the voice of the people must be reflected in the government if it was to be […]

Swing States: A Microcosm of America?

How often do we hear anti-Electoral College activists moan and groan that the election is “only” about swing states?  They conveniently forget to mention that the identity of these swing states is constantly changing.  More evidence of this fact appears in a Politico story today: The article speaks of “familiar presidential battlegrounds” and “relative newcomers to […]