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Bradley A. Smith Reviews Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College by Tara Ross

To those of us who follow politics closely, it is a constant surprise that many Americans – a majority according to some – have never even heard of the Electoral College, and believe that the President is automatically the candidate who wins a popular vote plurality. At the same time, those Americans who are familiar with the Electoral College have long supported its abolition, in favor of direct popular elections, with majorities reaching as high as 81% in a 1968 Gallup poll....