What is it, why do we have it, and why hasn’t it changed? Born from a rushed, fraught, imperfect process, the origins and evolution of the Electoral College might surprise you and make you think differently about not only this upcoming presidential election, but our democracy as a whole.
NPR’s Throughline podcast did a series of episodes on the history of our election system called (mis)Representative Democracy.
Listen to the episodes:
Episode 1: The Electoral College – https://www.npr.org/2020/09/30/918717270/the-electoral-college
Episode 2: How We Vote – https://www.npr.org/2020/10/02/919532786/how-we-vote
Episode 3: The Most Sacred Right – https://www.npr.org/2020/10/02/919532810/the-most-sacred-right
Hear more Throughline podcast episodes: https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510333/throughline
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