The National Popular Vote movement reflects a shocking failure to understand the consequences that would ensue should such a system go into effect.
Now available: the second edition of Tara Ross’s Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College. It’s a very fine, level-headed defense of an institution that comes under populist fire, with the idiotic predictability of a Toles cartoon, with every presidential election. The revised and expanded edition includes three critical chapters about the “National Popular Vote” initiative to circumvent the constitutional arrangement by means of an interstate compact. (For earlier post on that subject see here and here.) The link is www.EnlightenedDemocracy.com
Tara wants the world to know that she’ll have unsold copies of the first edition sent to anyone who will pay the shipping costs. It’s suitable for high school classes.