[Marxism] The origins of the Electoral College

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 09:13:48 MST 2017

"On paper, the Electoral College served well as a way to steer
theo­retically between the large and small states and between oligarchy and
democracy. What the Framers never discussed was how the thing was supposed
to work in practice, or why it would be effective in meeting their goal of
a chief magistrate who felt like the people's choice without being beholden
to parties, parochial interests, or popular opinion. Ex­cesses of democracy
were still a far bigger worry for most of the Fram­ers, who filled the
Constitution with firebreaks against the potential depredations of the mob."


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