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Aaron Keck

Graduating From Electoral College

Hillary Clinton may have won the popular vote last month, but Donald Trump was officially elected president on Monday by the only voters that mattered – the 538 electors who comprise the “Electoral College.” But what is the Electoral College, and why does it exist? It was a novel idea devised in 1787 by the framers of the U.S. Constitution – who wanted the national government to be a “mixed” government, with elements of aristocracy and monarchy as well as democracy (albeit without hereditary nobility). The idea was that different offices would be filled in different ways: members of...

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