May 23, 2009

How the U.S. Electoral College System Works (...or doesn't work)

During my year at Mount Allison I had some of my friends asking what the U.S. Electoral College is, why it trumps popular vote, and how it works. I generally answered that it's an out-dated and undemocratic system and what made George W.
Bush our president (among other things...but that's another story). He's a pretty good summary:

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