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  •  I do not argue that states would work in their own (1+ / 0-)
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    or their citizens' interests.

    I argued that this manipulation was built into the EC itself, and that it allows not just the will of the citizens to be overtaken by the states, but by the whims of the political factions in control of those states.

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      You see, then, where I'm going with this. If a state's government wants to have the majority of the citizens very upset about the most visible election held, the Constitution does allow that. But it is very short-term thinking.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:35:23 AM PST

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      •  I agree with you there (1+ / 0-)
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        In the end, I would summarize my point as being, most people are approaching this ability to manipulate the Electoral College as a technical defect, whereas to me, it seems like a clearly-designed feature. Whether you see it as one way or the other probably strongly indicates where you would fall on abolishing the EC or not.

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