The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders' Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule

The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders' Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule

by Tara Ross


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621576747
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 10/30/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 294,902
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Tara Ross is a lawyer and writer who focuses on the intersection among law, public policy, and constitutional history. She often appears as a guest on a variety of talk shows nationwide to discuss these matters and regularly addresses civic, university, and legal audiences. Her work has been published in several law reviews and newspapers, including the National Law Journal, USA Today, the American Enterprise Online, National Review Online,,,, The Washington Times, and the Texas Review of Law & Politics.

She is the author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College , co-author of Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State , and We Elect A President: The Story of our Electoral College.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction xv

Part 1 The Founders' Invention 1

1 A Republic, If You Can Keep It 3

2 What Actually Happens on Election Day? 19

3 Modern Benefits of an Old Institution 31

Part 2 Presidents Who Lost The Popular Vote 51

4 Popular Vote Losers: Legitimate Winners 53

5 1824 And 1876: Much Ado About Nothing 61

6 1888, 2000, and 2016: When States Outvote Individuals 71

Part 3 Who's In Charge Here? 87

7 The States vs. The RNC, The DNC, and the Feds 89

8 Faithless Electors: A Problem or a Voice for the States? 109

9 The House Contingent Election and the Small States 133

Conclusion 149

Appendix A 155

Appendix B 159

Appendix C 173

Appendix D 175

Appendix E 181

Notes 187

Index 273

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