Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline

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The inherent bias of the electoral college

I have a whole case to make against the continued existence of the electoral college, but I don't have time right now. But first, I would like to point out this shocking but true fact that supports my larger case:

In the history of the United States, there have been four elections wherein the winner of the electoral college lost the popular vote. In each case, the candidate who lost the popular vote but won the electoral college and therefore the presidency, was from the Republican Party.[*](There was also the case of the election of 1824--30 years before the Republican Party was founded--wherein there was a plurality in both the electoral college and the popular vote in favor of Andrew Jackson. Because Jackson did not gain enough electoral votes to win the presidency, the vote was deferred to the House of Representatives, per the Constitution's provisions in case of a tie, which decided in favor of John Quincy Adams. So technically, John Quincy Adams won neither the popular vote nor the electoral college.)

Coincidence? NO! Evidence that the electoral college system is inherently biased.

More evidence, and a fully formed argument, to come later.
Tags: idiocy, politics, world turned upside down
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