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Constitution Elections

Why the Constitution's Framers Didn't Want Us to Directly Elect the President

Eric Black | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Eric Black

The strange tale of how the electoral system came about puts some of its weird features into context. Once you get this context, it is at least understandable what the Framers thought they were doing.

Cleaning Up Hamilton's Mess -- and Madison's

Carl Pope | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Carl Pope

The National Popular Vote gives us a simple way to preserve state leverage over presidential elections without amending the Constitution while still protecting us against electing a minority president.