The State? Yes The City? Not So Much The 2016 Presidential election has renewed the ridiculous argument that we should shed the Electoral College and decide the race by the popular vote. Because Republican President-elect Donald Trump decisively won the former - but received approximately two million less votes in the latter. Leave aside the fact that Trump ran the electoral race, rather than the popular one - because that’s what gets you the presidency. The reason the Electoral College was established is the reason it remains vitally important today - massive cities should not unilaterally determine the fate of the entire nation. Or a state. To wit: New York. Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the five boroughs of New York City by
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