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The Electoral College isn’t perfect. But that’s not enough of a reason to end it.

Kanthak, Kristin (2016) The Electoral College isn’t perfect. But that’s not enough of a reason to end it. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Dec 2016). Website.

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Abstract

This week Electors met in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to formally elect Donald Trump as the 45th president of the US, despite the fact that his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million votes. In light of this disparity, is it now time to abolish the Electoral College? Kristin Kanthak argues that such a move could create a new set of problems in future elections. Instead, she writes, a better move would be to end the two ‘bonus’ Electors states have regardless of population.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:21
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69318

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