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James Kidd
The Electoral College: How Both Sides Miss the Point

This is the time in the American election cycle when much ink is spilled on that peculiar American institution known as the Electoral College. The debate has become quite stale and predictable: Reformers (mostly on the left) argue that the college is an antiquated relic of the horse-and-buggy era that offends a basic principle of […]

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