Discusses the viability and reliability of the Electoral College, particularly since the 2000 Presidential election.
Never in American history was the Electoral College so “visible” to the voting public than in the 2000 Presidential election. The results of the election – which were nearly two months in determination – were not fully decided until the U.S. Supreme Court finally gave the nod to George W. Bush. Following that decision, the Electoral College has come under the microscope of intense scrutiny. Should it be abolished, changed, or just kept in place in its current form? Those are the issues I address in this paper.