Debunking Arguments in Favor of the Electoral College


This article originally appeared on The Conversation. In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would introduce a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College, the 18th-century, state-by-state, winner-take-all system for selecting the president. She never pursued her promise—a decision that must haunt her today.…