Don’t blame the U.S. Constitution for the Electoral College flaws. Blame the State Constitutions.

The rumblings over eliminating the Electoral College have continued unabated for years, with a spike in intensity after the 2016 election. Opponents of Electors point to the popular vote declaring Hillary Clinton the winner, yet the Electoral count gave the win to Trump. Clinton supporters called foul. Their argument: the people vote for the President. A simple majority should determine who wins.

Let’s step back in time to December 1788. The new U.S. Constitution was ratified in September of that year. …

Ryan Monson

Engineer who writes on Data Science and social issues

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