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Creation of the Electoral College

2008 Electoral College Map

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Washington Crossing, PA
Saturday, November 3, 2012

Author Ray Raphael talks about the creation of the Electoral College. Starting with the Constitutional Convention, he chronicles the debate among delegates over who should elect the U.S. President, the length of the president's term, and the scope of his duties. Raphael's most recent book is "Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive." The David Library of the American Revolution hosted this event.

Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:23pm (ET)

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