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Let's keep in mind that (from the Founding Fathers' perspective) the United States was intended to be a union of states, where each state carried the intention of preserving the liberty of its citizens through democratic means. In that sense the original vision of the Founders was closer to the modern EU, with a more military than economic focus. Each state ...


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The electoral college doesn't increase the representation of the smaller states since the allocation of electoral votes for each state is supposed to be based on population: there are some issues where the number of electoral votes and the state's population just don't match up i.e. the state ends up getting less electoral votes than it should have based on ...


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The only real advantage (if you see it like that) is that it allows the states to keep control of the Presidential electoral process. If the President were elected by popular vote then it would be easy to argue that fairness would indicate that the rules for each state must be the same, so that a vote in one state is exactly equal to a vote in another. This ...


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