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The Electoral College and Slavery: A Reality Check

David Catron, The American Spectator

The notion that the Electoral College was designed to perpetuate slavery is nonsense. Most Democrats who make this claim know little about American history and less about the institution they wish to abolish. The obvious reason they dislike the Electoral College is that they can’t win playing by the rules. This is why the Framers designed it as they did — to preclude the tyranny of the majority. During the past 230 years, the number of states has increased and population centers have shifted, but demagogues haven’t changed much.