Thoroughly revised and updated, with an extensive analysis of the 2008 election, this book remains the best analysis of the Electoral College for both students and general readers.
"The best book available on the electoral college. Edwards provides both an excellent review of the workings of the electoral college and an incisive analysis of the failings of the institution."-Marty Wattenberg, University of California, Irvine
"A wonderfully accessible discussion of every aspect of the system by which presidents are elected in the United States. . . . Edwards's book will be of interest to scholars and instructors focusing on the presidency (both currently and historically), as well as campaigns and elections."-David A. Dulio, Historian
George C. Edwards III is Distinguished Professor and George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University. He is also the editor of Presidential Studies Quarterly.