Electoral College Promotes National Unity

August 10, 2019    By Trent England, first published in August 9th’s Resurgent.

Elizabeth Warren plays up her Oklahoma roots. Pete Buttigieg points to his proven appeal in conservative Indiana. Joe Biden’s supporters believe he can win back voters in Pennsylvania and the Upper Midwest. But the Democratic Party’s power base is in the big cities, especially on the East and West coasts. So why focus on these other Americans? Answer: the Electoral College.

Under current constitutional rules, the Democrats cannot win a presidential election by running up the score in their strongholds. Not surprisingly, many Democrats chafe at this. Why should a voter in Michigan get more attention than one in Manhattan? More…


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