What is the history of the Electoral College and its functions?

In 2012, the Law Library of Congress published a detailed post on its blog, In Custodia Legis, about the establishment of the Electoral College and its constitutional evolution. Please visit the post to read about the historical-legal background of the United States presidential election system.

Barbara Bavis & Robert Brammer, The Electoral College— What Is It and How Does It Function?, In Custodia Legis Blog (Nov. 6, 2012).

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