Debunking Arguments in Favor of the Electoral College

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This article originally appeared on The Conversation. 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. She never pursued her promise—a decision that must haunt her today.…