2016 Presidential Election: Example of the Electoral College Working

4 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2016 Last revised: 15 Dec 2016

Date Written: November 22, 2016

Abstract

With the election of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, questions have arisen regarding the validity of having an Electoral College instead of a simple popular vote. Analyzing state-level election data reveals that in this case, the Electoral College better represents the Will of the People.

Keywords: Election, presidential election, Electoral College, democracy, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Suggested Citation

Nemerov, Howard Ross, 2016 Presidential Election: Example of the Electoral College Working (November 22, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2874595 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2874595

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