The many unintended consequences of the electoral college
A 230-year-old system that was flawed from the start, says Justin Fox. The Electoral College was conceived as a way of compromise, one of its main objectives being to keep the then slave-owner states on board with the union. Over two centuries later, it's rather clear the system is not on par with modern times. Why then have lawmakers struggled so much to change it? The Bloomberg journalist and author explains.