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Electoral College Abolition | Part 1

Addressing Five Common Arguments Against Abolishing the Electoral College

“Without the electoral college, we would be a democracy, not a republic.”

“Without the electoral college, the coastal areas would dominate the rest of the country.”

“The electoral college is a bulwark against unqualified/dangerous demagogues and populists.”

“Eliminating the electoral college would result in a regional multi-party system that would result in one party often dominating presidential elections.”

“Eliminating the electoral college would require a constitutional amendment, which is impossible.”

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