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June 27 2019

Takeaways: The Electoral College

by Jennifer C. Braceras

Unfortunately, it has become popular in recent years to attack our Electoral College system as “undemocratic” and “an unnecessary vestige of the past.” While the Electoral College has, indeed, been around since the founding of our Republic, it is anything but undemocratic or unnecessary. Rather, it is an essential piece of our federalist system that provides a much needed check on the power of the majority (or even the plurality) over the rest of the nation.

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