The framers of the Constitution battled over it. Lawmakers have tried to amend or abolish it more than 700 times. To this day, millions of voters, and even members of Congress, misunderstand how it works. It deepens our national divide and distorts the core democratic principles of political equality and majority rule. How can we tolerate the Electoral College when every vote does not count the same, and the candidate who gets the most votes can lose?
"People have been arguing against the Electoral College from the beginning. But no one, at least in recent years, has laid out the case as comprehensively & as readably as Jesse Wegman does in Let the People Pick the President." (New York Times Book Review)