Candidate A Gets 11 Votes; Candidate B Gets 70 Million Votes; The Winner: Candidate A!

There are a number of structural problems with American democracy. Gerrymandering, in which partisan state lawmakers do their best to create squiggly congressional districts that stretch octopus-like to encompass enough supportive voters, is one of them. The role of money in campaign finance is another, as the Citizens United Supreme Court decision of 2010 illustrates once again. Among the worst is the hoary United States Electoral College, which every four years seriously threatens to negate...Full Story
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