Americans currently choose their president through the electoral college, an extraordinarily complex mechanism that may elect a candidate who does not receive the most votes. In this provocative book, George Edwards III argues that contrary to what supporters of the electoral college claim there is no real justification for a system that might violate majority rule. Drawing on systematic data, Edwards finds that the electoral college does not protect the interests of small states or racial minorities, does not provide ...

Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America 2004, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300100600

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