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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Is the American Electoral College showing cracks?

In the middle of the previous century, yes quite a while ago, when I was learning about the American Government, I couldn't understand why the Electoral College existed.

Maybe there had been a need for it 150 years earlier, but by the middle of the Twentieth Century, all it did was distort the "will of the people." It seemed so obivious that by the Twenty-first Century, it would be no more than a postscript in history books. But it's 2007, and it's still part of the process in electing American Presidents.

Not if the people of Maryland have their way.
... the State of Maryland has done voters a favor by rejecting the Electoral College as a fossil in need of a democratic makeover. (for complete article, click here)

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