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 […]

Let’s Hear it for the Electoral College

Thanks to Michael Greve for the shout-out for the new edition of Enlightened Democracy.  As noted in the book’s acknowledgement section, Mike was kind enough to read a white paper that I wrote about the ramifications of National Popular Vote’s interstate compact.  His advice has been invaluable as I’ve delved into the legal nuances of interstate compacts. Mike […]