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  Is there any plausible argument in favor of the electoral college? (search mode)
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tsx1968
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« on: September 13, 2010, 09:11:15 PM »

The electoral college has the word "college" in it.  The original idea was to make it like IA "college" football, which uses a complicated voting system (the BCS) instead of a simple playoff system.  It was all part of the original design.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 09:42:17 PM »

The electoral college has the word "college" in it.  The original idea was to make it like IA "college" football, which uses a complicated voting system (the BCS) instead of a simple playoff system.  It was all part of the original design.

What?  The electoral college in our constitution was designed about eighty years before the first game of college football was played.

Sorry, I guess I should have used a smiley...thought it was obvious enough, but I've seen enough dumb posts to understand where you're coming from.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 06:57:52 AM »

No problem.  Lesson learned and thanks.
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