With the 2012 presidential election behind us, the unique American presidential election system is fresh in the mind of the public. Some dismiss the Electoral College as outdated, arguing that the system should be replaced by direct popular vote.
In Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, author Tara Ross provides an overview of the history of the Electoral College from the Founding Era to the present. She defends the College as an institution and explains how it protects our republic and promotes liberty. This second edition includes a section discussing the National Popular Vote legislative effort.
Derek Muller, Associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, interviews Ms. Ross about her book.