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The Corrupt Bargain

Eric Foner: Democracy? No thanks, 21 May 2020

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? 
by Alexander Keyssar.
Harvard, 544 pp., £28.95, May, 978 0 674 66015 1
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Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College 
by Jesse Wegman.
St Martin’s Press, 304 pp., $24.50, March, 978 1 250 22197 1
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... prescription for change. For these, one can turn to Let the People Pick the President by Jesse Wegman. A member of the New York Times editorial board, Wegman is a fluid writer who manages to make constitutional debates and the history of political parties lively, even amusing. His account skims much of the ...

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