Interesting story from The Atlantic by Garrett Epps explaining why the Electoral College was flawed from its very inception. The article contextualises its arguments in America’s constitutional history not failing to highlight the role of key actors like Alexander Hamilton.
The article argues that “the [American] electoral system is a disaster; those concerned with its dangers would do better to support the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, under which states bind their electors to vote for the popular-vote winner. That has its own risks—a rogue legislature might try to violate its pledge. But they pale beside the Hamilton alternative.”
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