Our founding generation would doubtless be surprised to discover that America’s presidential election system has become the subject of some controversy.
Indeed, our Founders were rather proud of the process they’d created.
“The mode of appointment of the Chief Magistrate of the United States,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1788, “is almost the only part of the system . . . which has escaped without severe censure . . . . I venture somewhat further, and hesitate not to affirm that if the manner of it be not perfect, it is at least excellent.”