Created Equal Podcast 05. The Electoral College Compromise

Is the Electoral College relevant or necessary in modern America?


The Electoral College was created in 1787 through something that made the founding fathers great — compromise. But in that compromise the founders failed to confront deep-seated inequalities in the nation, and created a government that still today reflects that injustice. Co-hosts Stephen Henderson and Laura Weber-Davis speak with University of Michigan constitutional law expert and professor Richard Primus about the genesis of the Electoral College, and why the system hasn’t worked well in a modern context.