The Electoral College Is Anachronistic
The Electoral College Was Always Anachronistic
I have been thinking about whether the Electoral College is still a valid institution given the election results of 2000 and 2016. I have read extensively on the College’s origins and reasons for its inclusion in the Constitution. And while most Americans may only believe that this became an issue with the 2000 election of Bush against Gore, the origins of the problem go back to the Constitutional Convention.
Similar to how many of our institutions were formed, the Electoral College was a…