Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Wrong About the Electoral College

Not a single election or issue in the United States is determined by a national plebiscite–and with good reason. The state-based, undemocratic structure of the Electoral College was meant to curb the maladies of an unconstrained mob much like most of our other institutions.

However, the Electoral College has become functionally more democratic over the years. The states universally conduct a popular vote to choose their electors rather than having the state legislature choose, as was done in earlier American history.


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