What is the Electoral College?

The Electoral College is the cornerstone of the US presidential election as it is this system, and not directly the voters themselves, who elect the US president. Why is this? Prof. Steven Ekovich explains.


Steven Ekovich is professor at the American University of Paris. His publications include :

"GCC, an emerging power in the Persian Gulf?" (with A.S. Fatemi and J. Assadi). 

"Iran and the New Threats in the Persian Gulf and Middle East since 9/11". NATO and the European Union, ed. Hall Gardner (Ashgate, 2004).

"Welfare and Personal Responsibility: The View from America". Strategic Prospective, No. 19-20, September-December 2004.

"Iran and New Threats in the Persian Gulf and Middle East". Orbis, Volume 48, No. 1, Winter 2004.

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