10 Published Books on the Electoral College

A list of 10 books about the Electoral College, presented in alphabetical order and compiled using reading lists from libraries and universities, as well as search results on Amazon and Google Books.

Presented in Book Title Alphabetical Order
Amazon Best Sellers Rank*
1After the People Vote: A Guide to the Electoral College (Fourth Edition)John C. Fortier
Director of Governmental Studies at the Bipartisan Policy Center; previously a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
2Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral CollegeJesse Wegman
Member of the New York Times editorial board
3Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral CollegeEric Burin
Professor of History at the University of North Dakota
4Presidential Elections and Majority Rule: The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral CollegeEdward B. Foley
Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law and director of election law program at Ohio State University
5Representation and the Electoral CollegeRobert M. Alexander
Professor of Political Science at Ohio Northern University
6Saving the Electoral College: Why the National Popular Vote Would Undermine DemocracyRobert M. Hardaway
Professor of Law at the University of Denver
7Taming the Electoral CollegeRobert W. Bennett
Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law and former Dean of the School of Law at Northwestern University
8Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?Alexander Keyssar
Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
9Why the Electoral College Is Bad for America (Third Edition)George C. Edwards III
Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University
10Why We Need the Electoral CollegeTara Ross
Retired lawyer and author of several books defending the electoral college

*The Amazon best sellers rank as of December 2020 for each book is shown in Column D. The ranking is calculated by Amazon using sales and pricing, and changes frequently on Amazon.com. A lower ranking indicates more sales, e.g., a book with a #100 ranking is selling more on Amazon than a book ranked #100,000. Therefore, ranking on Amazon does not necessarily reflect a book’s usefulness or competence on the topic of the Electoral College.