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Salon.com | Let\'s abolish the Electoral College

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Garrett Epps, professor at the Univ. of Oregon Law School, explains how Amendments have changed who votes in presidential elections. Yet the Electoral College persists. It was designed originally because of slavery. If the votes cast for a candidate are nationwide, the manipulation of state parties would vanish and would require a national election law. California's recent attempt at "winner take all" is relevant here.

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