Lecture Description

This talk discusses the origins of the electoral college in the US Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention. It also explores how subsequent changes in US politics, such as the rise of political parties and winner-take-all elections, changed the significance of the electoral college. Finally, the talk weighs the pros and cons of abolishing the electoral college.


Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights Politics

ALL TOPICS & TITLES: Go back to all topics and titles.

More Distinguished Lectureship Program Resources