Bloc Voting in the Electoral College: How the Ignored States Can Become Relevant and Implement Popular Election Along the Way

@article{Wilson2006BlocVI,
  title={Bloc Voting in the Electoral College: How the Ignored States Can Become Relevant and Implement Popular Election Along the Way},
  author={Jen Wilson.},
  journal={Election Law Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={5},
  pages={384-409}
}
  • Jen Wilson.
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science
  • Election Law Journal
The electoral college is enshrined in our Constitution, yet it is widely viewed to have outlived its usefulness. Constitutional requirements and the state of national politics make it unlikely that direct popular election of the president could be achieved through amendment of the Constitution. The alternative, action at the state level, is currently a topic of discussion. However, efforts by the states are hampered by a collective action problem, i.e., a lack of incentives to act alone without… Expand
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