The Case Against the Electoral College

“I Voted Sticker” by Dwight Burdette is licensed under CC BY 3.0

In a 9–0 ruling this week, the Supreme Court decided that it is constitutional for states to penalize members of the Electoral College who break their pledges to support a candidate. This is the latest in a long line of constitutional amendments and interpretations that have served to alter and neuter the College, practically since its inception. It is a decision that again illustrates the redundancy of our current system…