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Karl Nerenberg | The 2020 U.S. presidential election could see a repeat of 2000 or 2016, where the Republicans win electoral votes in just enough states to carry the electoral college, while losing the popular vote.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | "The founding fathers were really not inclined to have real popular choice of the people who would run our government," said the late historian Howard Zinn.
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Penney Kome | The U.S. Supreme Court recently clamped down on "faithless electors," but other dangers to American democracy remain.
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Electoral College meets Dec. 19, when its 538 members cast their votes. The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors will vote for someone else.
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David Taub Bancroft | Of the myriad outrages that define last week's presidential election, perhaps the most egregious is the fact that the winner of the popular vote will not be the one occupying the Oval Office.
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David J. Climenhaga | It turns out the Wildrose celebrity has resigned from his rig job. Plus: Conservative politicians predictably applaud Trump's victory.
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Karl Nerenberg | The Canadian parliament is not a U.S.-style Electoral College. Its purpose is not to select a prime minister. And having the largest number of seats does not mean you get to rule.