A growing number of Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the abolition of the Electoral College. In this episode, Richard Epstein explains what drove the Founders to construct this complex system for picking presidents; warns of the practical dangers of relying purely on the popular vote; looks at how Maine and Nebraska have constructed variations on the winner-take-all system; and explains why the inability to pass constitutional amendments is a feature rather than a bug in the current political environment.

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  1. MISTER BITCOIN Coolidge

    I remember on an old episode of law talk, John Yoo said that the framers expected most elections would be settled by Congress because they expected electoral college majority to be the exception not the rule


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    • September 27, 2019, at 7:01 PM PDT
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