The electoral college: Diversification and the election process

Chris Cain, Peter M Basciano, Ellen Cain

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The basic financial principle of diversification is applied to the U.S. Presidential election process. Applying this principle shows that the current Electoral College system may offer significant advantages over a direct voting system. Calls for an abolishment of the Electoral College may be premature if the goal of the election process is to ensure accurate results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
JournalConstitutional Political Economy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


  • Constitution
  • Diversification
  • Election
  • Electoral college
  • Modern portfolio theory
  • Voting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law


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