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).
For additional resources and information about the Electoral College, visit the Law Library's research guide, The Law of the Electoral College.
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