- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Gateway Editions (October 30, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1621576744
- ISBN-13: 978-1621576747
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,932 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Indispensable Electoral College: How the Founders' Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule Hardcover – October 30, 2017
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"Tara Ross again presents a well-reasoned blend of sound historical analysis and simple common sense. Her latest book gives Americans even more reasons to support and preserve the Electoral College."
--EDWIN MEESE III, former U.S. Attorney General
"The Indispensable Electoral College is an essential primer on presidential elections in the United States. Tara Ross offers a sweeping and nuanced examination of the Electoral College and provides a compelling defense of our oft-misunderstood election system. Her easy narrative style deftly navigates a deep body of history, politics, and law."
--DEREK T. MULLER, associate professor of law, Pepperdine University School of Law
"A compendium of legal and historical analysis that nevertheless proves utterly engrossing, The Indispensable Electoral College represents a really splendid achievement. Anyone who reads the volume will find himself thoroughly purged of any impulse to do away with the Electoral College, feeling instead a deep appreciation for the odd but essential institution. 'Indispensable' is the word.
--PETER ROBINSON, fellow at the Hoover Institution and former speechwriter to President Reagan
About the Author
Tara Ross is a lawyer and writer who focuses on the intersection among law, public policy, and constitutional history. She often appears as a guest on a variety of talk shows nationwide to discuss these matters and regularly addresses civic, university, and legal audiences. Her work has been published in several law reviews and newspapers, including the National Law Journal, USA Today, the American Enterprise Online, National Review Online, WeeklyStandard.com, FoxNews.com, HumanEvents.com, The Washington Times, and the Texas Review of Law & Politics. She is the author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, co-author of Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State, and We Elect A President: The Story of our Electoral College.
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1. Gives advantage to smaller states due to ratio of population to electors, attenuating majority tyranny.
2. Forces candidates to form coalitions rather than appealing to only certain sectors (the South, urban areas, etc.).
3. Puts control of Presidential election more into the hands of the States, upholding the Federal system of decentralized government
4. Makes election fraud difficult by creating 51 separate presidential elections.
Finally, States do not take advantage of the power they have with the Electoral College, especially in a contentious election, such as 2016, to blunt some of the power of the media, DNC, and RNC.
My one complaint is that she made several assertions, only to fail to explain them by referring back to her previous book on the EC process. It is the referring back to her other book that annoyed me.
So many peope do not realize this country was NOT founded as a democracy. Dr. Franklin's worst fears are in the wishes of a large portion of the population. One wonders why they would wish to have "mob rule."