THE E-COLLEGE IN
JACK N. RAKOVE
I think it is a waste of time to talk about changing the Electoral College. I would predict that 200 years from now, we will still have the Electoral College.
Former President Jimmy Carter, at the
initial meeting of the National Commission
on Federal Election Reform, held at the Carter
Center, Atlanta, March 26, 2001 1
IN THE DAYS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE PRESIDENTIAL election of 2000, the recognition dawned that Americans might well deliver a split verdict, granting a plurality in the popular vote to one candidate and a majority in the electoral college to the other. Textbooks commonly report that the last time that happened was 1888, when Benjamin Harrison trailed Grover Cleveland in the popular