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Robert Speel

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There Are 3 Common Arguments For Keeping The Electoral College. Here’s Why They’re Wrong

There is no legitimate reason why a rural vote should count more than an urban vote in a 21st-century national election

Disenfranchised voters protest at the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2000. Image via Flickr user Elvert Barnes (cc)

In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would introduce a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College, the 18th-century, state-by-state, winner-take-all system for selecting the president.

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