How Presidents Were Originally Elected
The Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College
Did you know that united states presidents were not always elected by popular vote, as they are today? Did you know that the person who received the seond most votes, from the electoral college, became Vice President? Did you know the electoral college is not functioning today as according to the original intent of the Constitution? Do you know how the electoral college is supposed to work? Until I was taught by Gary Alder on this subject I had a very limited understanding of the electoral college. Gary Alder has put together a very comprehensive, 55-page booklet explaining the “Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College“, I highly recommend it as an educational resource, and even a great way to teach your children these concepts.
Earl Taylor Jr., of the The National Center for Constitutional Studies, recently released a short write-up on the electoral college, based on the research and writings of Gary Alder, I recommend you read Mr. Taylor’s letter, as well as this booklet: “Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College”. This booklet is also now highly recommended by Stephen Pratt (for what it’s worth).
Link to “Elections in America – Battle of the Parties!” by Earl Taylor, Jr.
Link to “Evolution and Destruction of the Original Electoral College” by Gary Alder