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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Electoral College: Criticisms & Proposed Reforms

HW due Friday: Read 279-295 and take the reading quiz.

The Electoral College is frequently criticized for its cumbersome method of electing the president. Its main flaw is that it is possible to win the popular vote, but still lose in the Electoral College (just ask Al Gore), but there are a number of other problems with the EC. There are also various proposed reforms to try and remedy or abolish the Electoral College. Today, we will look at these flaws and proposed reforms.

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