Nelson: Enact the ERA and abolish the electoral college? Sure. But do it the right way

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 17, 2019 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

Once you start ignoring the Constitution in order to achieve some immediate political goal, you are placing it in jeopardy. The right way to make changes is to follow the rules of the amendment process spelled out in Article V of the document, which has already happened 27 times in our history.

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