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Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil LibertiesCommittee on the JudiciaryIntroducedJanuary 5th, 2017
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The Electoral College is an anachronistic system that’s ill-suited to modern politics, as voters are better able to educate themselves about presidential candidates than they were at the time of the nation’s founding. It should be abolished to ensure that the winner of the nationwide popular vote is elected president and that the will of a majority isn’t subverted.
The Electoral College is enshrined in the Constitution and a key part of America’s constitutional republic. Abolishing the Electoral College would inject poisonous regionalism into American presidential elections and create unstable conditions where a candidate with a small plurality of the vote could win a presidential election with several competitive candidates.