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Democrats have long been warm to the idea of eliminating the Electoral College simply due to their preference for centralization of power over granting power to the individual states. The outcomes of the 2000 and 2016 elections, wherein a GOP candidate won the Electoral College, and, accordingly, the election, despite running a deficit to the […]

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Today I was presented the zillionth lame argument suggesting that Trump is not really the president, because of… you know, the popular vote… and stuff. After Russians, James Comey, Wikileaks, recounts and completely unsubstantiated accusations of ballot-tampering, we have come full circle again to the popular vote. This one, in a theme I’ve seen before, was […]

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I recall no protests of these results: More

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When a presidential candidate loses the popular vote but wins the electoral vote, it is seen as a “flaw” in the electoral system. That’s incorrect. It is by design. The electoral college was created before Presidents were chosen, almost directly, by voters. One principle still applies. The founders wanted to protect the small states from […]

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