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Founders Created Electoral College as a Check to Tyranny

February 8, 2021

The 2020 presidential election felt surreal. U.S. elections typically end with certainty and acceptance as a new president is inaugurated and a new phase of American political life opens. Post-election disputes such as the one we’ve just lived through are rare, thanks to the stabilizing influence of the Electoral College. Why, then, are so many […]

The Electoral College: Misunderstood, Unappreciated

July 10, 2017

“The story of the Electoral College,” one pundit recently wrote, “is also one of slavery.” Such a comment is just the tip of the iceberg. The Electoral College has been taking quite a beating lately. Even former President Barack Obama has jumped onto this bandwagon. “The Electoral College is a vestige,” he told reporters late […]