Shut Down the College

Judis, John B.
January 2001
American Prospect;1/1/2001, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p10
Deals with the need to address structural flaws in the presidential electoral system in the U.S. as of January 2001. Discussion on outdated practices in the electoral system; Function of an electoral college; Factors which contributed to the obsolescence of the elitist principles of the electoral college.


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