Thursday, December 22, 2016

Pop quiz: What do we call candidates who receive the most votes from qualified voters in a U.S. election?

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

Wisconsin State Senate
Dan Feyen wins by a 9,709-vote margin.

Wisconsin State Assembly

Dane County Clerk
But then we make an exception for this 'majorest' of offices.

President of the United States

Related reading:
Original Sin:  The Electoral College as a Pro-Slavery Tool.  (Los Angeles Review of Books, 12/19/2016)
The Troubling Reason the Electoral College exists.  (TIME, 11/8/2016)
Electoral College is ‘vestige’ of slavery, say some Constitutional scholars.  (PBS Newshour, 11/6/2016)

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