The Electoral College: A Love Story

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Let’s play “find the correlations”.

2000: Both parties run weak/unattractive candidates. The GOP candidate wins the EC, loses the popular vote.

2004: The Dems run a weak candidate that was criticized as a bad choice by his own party even before the election. The incumbent wins both the EC and popular vote. (Note: Historically, an incumbent is never “weak”; they may exhibit only mild strength, but they are still the incumbent.)

2008: The Dems run an attractive candidate, the GOP a weak one whose shelf life had long since expired. The Dem candidate wins both the EC and popular vote.

2012: The GOP runs a candidate weakened by the fact that his own resume included Democratic policy support. The Dem candidate wins both the EC and popular vote.

2016: Both parties run weak/unattractive candidates. The GOP candidate wins the EC, loses the popular vote.

Now, all, tell me, based on the above, why its the Electoral College which is the problem. :-)

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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