Despite Donald Trump and his campaign manager describing his election victory as a “landslide,” Trump’s margin of victory actually ranks among the closest in the Electoral College.
This week, a reader sent us a letter about the history of the Electoral College and the three-fifths compromise.
Q: Why does the U.S. have an Electoral College?
A: The framers of the Constitution didn’t trust direct democracy.
Q: Why are there only two major parties in the U.S.?
A: The winner-take-all system in the U.S. favors two stable parties.