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Some Thoughts on the Electoral College: Past, Present, and Future

@inproceedings{Amar2007SomeTO,
  title={Some Thoughts on the Electoral College: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={Akhil Reed Amar},
  year={2007}
}
Even now, six years after the very odd presidential election of 2000, it is hard to look back without fixating on Florida and the courts. But these absorbing soap operas should not obscure the other historic headline of that election: The national popular vote loser nonetheless won the electoral college vote. Is this a flaw in our Constitution? Should we scrap the electoral college in favor of direct popular vote? Practically speaking, can we do so? My analysis proceeds in three parts. First, I… 

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