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By Pete Radosevich
Harrys Gang 

Electoral College has its faults but it's not ready to be replaced


March 22, 2019

Colorado just passed a state law where its electoral votes will go to the winner of the national popular vote.

As you probably know, the Electoral College is used only to elect the president. In the past 30 years we’ve twice elected a president who did not receive the majority of the popular vote. This rankles some people, who believe the popular vote is the most democratic way to elect a president.

They are right: it is the most democratic way. In a democracy, a simple majority of the people decides who the president will be.

But the founders did not create a simple democracy. They caref...

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