In Defense of the Electoral College

The Electoral College works even better than the American founders hoped.

If the purpose of government is simply to put force behind majority will, then the Electoral College is indeed an anachronism. But then so is the U.S. Senate, the federal judiciary, and the Bill of Rights. The late Michael Uhlmann, who first piqued my interest in this question, once wrote an essay entitled “As the Electoral College Goes, So Goes the Constitution.” If the Electoral College is illegitimate, then so are other checks on majoritarianism and limits on the power of the majority’s government. 

Source: In Defense of the Electoral College