Electoral College: Reform it, replace it or keep it?

Posted on AllSides December 18th, 2020

The members of the Electoral College on Monday cast their votes to affirm Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 presidential election, delivering a decisive blow to President Trump’s attempt to overturn the result. Despite the tally ending in their favor, some Democrats used the occasion to revive calls to abolish the Electoral College and replace it with a national popular vote.

Under the Electoral College system, Americans select their president in what is essentially a collection of 51 individual elections, one for each state plus Washington, D.C. States are allocated...

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