Friday, December 2, 2016

Is the electoral college a rubber stamp for majority vote in the states, or do they have an obligation to deliberate independently? In all likelihood the question is moot, since the electors have never overturned the results of an election (to my knowledge) and both Obama and Clinton has sent signals they are opposed to the idea. However, this article in Time makes a good argument that Trump is exactly the type of candidate the College was meant to prevent. If true and they ratify his election, then it may be the best argument yet for doing away with this extremely unpopular institution. 




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