By Michael C. Maibach February 2016 Americans elect a President through the state-by-state mechanism of the Electoral College, rather than direct nationwide popular vote. Today, all but two states award all of their electoral votes to the statewide winner. Ever since Andrew Jackson was denied the Presidency by the US House in 1824, some have called for its abolition. It is timely to consider the value of this vital and controversial institution devised by our Founders in 1787 in the world's oldest Constitution. Is the Electoral College Undemocratic? Read the full document by clicking the link below. Michael C. Maibach is a member of the Caesar Rodney Institute Board of Directors. In 1972, he became the first American in US history elected to public office under the age of 21. The views expressed in this essay are the author's, and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CRI.
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