User login

Join The Debate

Cast your vote and join the conversation.

Membership is free.

Get Started

You are here

Tara Ross
Tara Ross

Tara Ross

Author, "Why We Need the Electoral College"

Tara Ross is nationally recognized for her expertise on the Electoral College. She is the author of several books on the Electoral College, including: "Why We Need the Electoral College," "The Indispensable Electoral College," and "We Elect A President." A retired lawyer, Ross served as editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Law and Politics.  

Link to full bio here:  


More About Tara Ross

"Author, lawyer and Electoral College expert Tara Ross does, and she explains that to understand the Electoral College is to understand American democracy." 

Monday, May 18, 2015

"Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to author, lawyer, and Electoral College expert Tara Ross about why she thinks we need the Electoral College."

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
"Madison valued a fine balance between simple democracy and the possibility of occasional, wise intervention when circumstances call for it. If the Supreme Court affirms the idea of elector independence, then the justices will be simply endorsing Madison’s idea: a system that has worked well for centuries."
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
"Ultimately, and as a matter of history, the Electoral College rewards those presidential candidates or political parties that do the best job of listening to a wide variety of voters. Those who decided to double down with their base and ignore the rest of the country usually end up losing. That’s a blessing for everyone in our country."
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
"History shows that the Electoral College is neither pro-Democrat nor pro-Republican. Instead, it rewards the candidate who appears to be listening to the greatest cross-section of people at any given time. It encourages coalition-building across states and regions, which is healthy in a large and diverse nation."
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

"The Founders created the Electoral College because they thought a nation of 13 states was huge and diverse and that something special was needed. If anything, I would say we need the Electoral College even more now then we did back then."

Saturday, December 14, 2019

"They [Founders] accomplished their goal by creating a Constitution that is not a straight up simple democracy because they knew that in a democracy, bare, emotional majorities can tyrannize other people. They did it by setting up a government that is partly democratic, but also partly republican – deliberation and compromise in government – and federalist, meaning we sometimes act state-by-state." 

Sunday, December 15, 2019