For this special election-day edition of the show, guest host Nada Elmikashfi spends the hour with historian Alexander Keyssar talking about the ins-and-outs of the Electoral College and trying to answer the question at the heart of his new book: Why do we still have the Electoral College?
Alexander Keyssar is the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He is the author of several books including The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States (Basic Books, 2000) and, most recently, Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? (Harvard University Press, 2020).