Secondary sources in the field of law offer analysis, commentary, or a restatement of primary law, and are used to help locate and explain primary sources of law. This section presents a select list of books and scholarly articles in the Law Library's collections on the topic of the law of the Electoral College. The list of books also includes bibliographies on the Electoral College. Where possible, the researcher is directed to online resources for accessing the materials. Some of the listed scholarly articles are not freely available online and the researcher is referred to HeinOnline, a subscription research database available to researchers on-site at the Library of Congress (marked with a padlock ). If you are unable to visit the Library, you may be able to access these resources through your local public or academic library.
Below, please find selected books and bibliographies on the subject of the Electoral College. Many of the following titles listed below link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional digital content are provided when available.
As explained on the about page for the Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (Constitution Annotated), this resource "provides a legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution based on a comprehensive review of Supreme Court case law and, where relevant, historical practices that have defined the text of the Constitution....In publication for over 100 years, the Constitution Annotated is a comprehensive, government-sanctioned record of the interpretations of the Constitution."
Some Constitution Annotated essays of interest include:
The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional digital content are provided when available.