There’s been so much hype about the electoral college over the past few months. And yet I feel like most people I talk to don’t understand it at all. I want to put the issue to bed with an episode dedicated to this mysterious beast. I start by finalizing my analysis of the 2016 election and the electoral college results. I continue my examination by looking into the history of the electoral college and its originally intended purpose. And I close out by talking about what can be done to make our system better. Don’t miss this one – you’ll be sad you did.
Origins of the Electoral College by Randall G. Holcombe
Federalist #68 by Alexander Hamilton