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The Electoral College, Under Attack

disecke Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:07 PM
The EC *should* have been a feature of Federalism, but Article XIV Section 2 removed that aspect. State Legislatures *may not* appoint Electors without reference to balloting within the state, much to the detriment of Federalism and to us all. Because of this, the EC has essentially lost its purpose.

As Tuesday’s election ticks ever nearer, my fervent wish is a solid electoral college win for Mitt Romney. Not to get greedy, but I’d like it in the bag before the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

I hope this is not asking too much. October’s poll swing and a broadening visceral sense tell me this election may not feature the nail-biting closeness we have been told to expect for months.

But if we are to be ensnared by a down-to-the-wire finish, get ready for the attendant micro-focus on the Electoral College, and the resulting debate over whether it should...