uspol 

Just think: if the electoral college were gone, this election would have been over and done with Tuesday night

uspol 

Here's the thing. the 14th amendment says this: "No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. ... The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."

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uspol 

But every state has passed a law assigning their electoral college vote in its entirety to the winner of the popular vote _in their state_. This disenfranchises the voters in those states who have an opinion counter to the majority of that state. That is a deprivation of liberty of those individuals. It seems to me that if congress passed a law determining that all EC votes go according to national popular vote, that's in keeping with the 14th amendment.

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uspol 

People have made similar arguments about having 2 senators per state, and they are of course right.

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uspol 

Anyway, it doesn't matter, because we're already disenfranchised past the point of return in terms of electoral politics. And who knows, maybe Trump & Barr will figure out a way to steal this one. It certainly won't be for lack of trying.

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