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Sunday, July 22, 2007

It's Time To Do Away With Electoral College



"The electoral college is a ticking time bomb within the constitution," Michael Young, USA Today, May 1998

It's time to get rid of the electoral college. It's an anachronism, a holdover from an era when communications took days, weeks and months.
The year 2000 saw the electoral victory handed over by the Supreme Court to the candidate receiving the smallest number of votes.
Twice before in U.S. history the winner of the popular vote lost the elctoral tally.
This is just wrong and should not happen in these times.
In each election cycle there are calls for the end to this system but after the elections these fade away.
It's time to put an end to this outdated elctoral relic.

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