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The Electoral College and its Meager Federalism


Paul Boudreaux


Stetson University - College of Law

2004

Marquette Law Review , Vol. 88, p. 195, 2004
Stetson University College of Law Research Paper

Abstract:     
The odd system for choosing the American president – the electoral college – has been defended on shifting grounds over the years. Only one of these grounds – federalism – currently remains. This article examines the historical record and concludes that federalism was not a significant reason for adoption of the system. Today, the electoral college provides at best a very meager form of federalism. Conversely, it encourages candidates to ignore states during each election and holds the potential for great mischief, including the election of a truly “regional” president.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 56

Keywords: Electoral College, Federalism, President, Regional President

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K39

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Date posted: July 2, 2010  

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Boudreaux, Paul, The Electoral College and its Meager Federalism (2004). Marquette Law Review , Vol. 88, p. 195, 2004; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1633726

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Stetson University - College of Law ( email )
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States

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