Changing the Electoral College

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The founders believed a pure democracy was too reckless, while others objected to giving Congress the power to select the president. The compromise was to set up an Electoral College system that allowed voters to vote for electors, who would then cast their votes for candidates, a system described in Article II, section 1 of the Constitution...
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In this system the electors are granted the discretion to vote for the candidate that they choose, but in practice the electors vote for the candidate that wins the most votes in their repective states. [21] In all the states except Nebraska and Maine, the candidate that wins a plurality of the popular votes wins all of the state's electoral votes...
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