Commentary: Electoral College, Hail To TheePeter Coy
The Electoral College is hard to love or even like. Twice in the 1800s, the maddeningly arcane system denied victory to Presidential candidates who had won the popular vote. In 1960, Richard M. Nixon was trounced in the Electoral College even as he nearly won the popular vote. No wonder good-government types brand it an undemocratic anachronism.
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