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I was this many days old when I found out how close the nation came to abolishing the Electoral College in 1969-70. On September 18, 1969, the U.S. House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming 338 to 70 to send a constitutional amendment to the Senate that would have dismantled the Electoral College, the indirect […]
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Above: Birney or Bust An essay from a historian on how the electoral college facilitates minority rule and should be abolished. Sixteen years earlier, the defense of majority rule was far less urgent. Not unlike those who blame Ralph Nader for Al Gore’s loss in 2000, or Jill Stein for Hillary Clinton’s loss in 2016, […]
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