The President of the United State is selected not by the voters of the country but by the Electoral College. This poorly designed system allows for numerous and potentially very serious problems. The best known issues with it are that it encourages candidates to work only to appeal to voters in a handful of swing states and that a candidate could win the Presidency even if he loses the popular vote. Those are only the tip of the iceberg, though. An AP story about three potential rogue electors highlight a less known but very serious flaw in the system.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday September 13, 2012 2:00 pm|