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*
1 After 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
2020 #2,385,906
2 Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College Jesse Wegman
Member of the New York Times editorial board
2020 #39,932
3 Picking the President: Understanding the Electoral College Eric Burin
Professor of History at the University of North Dakota
2017 #436,960
4 Presidential Elections and Majority Rule: The Rise, Demise, and Potential Restoration of the Jeffersonian Electoral College Edward B. Foley
Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law and director of election law program at Ohio State University
2020 #136,927
5 Representation and the Electoral College Robert M. Alexander
Professor of Political Science at Ohio Northern University
2019 #684,439
6 Saving the Electoral College: Why the National Popular Vote Would Undermine Democracy Robert M. Hardaway
Professor of Law at the University of Denver
2019 #827,589
7 Taming the Electoral College Robert W. Bennett
Nathaniel L. Nathanson Professor of Law and former Dean of the School of Law at Northwestern University
2006 #511,702
8 Why 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
2020 #89,218
9 Why 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
2019 #1,038,723
10 Why We Need the Electoral College Tara Ross
Retired lawyer and author of several books defending the electoral college
2019 #106,192

*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.