The New York Times is right about the Electoral College

It is time to end the Electoral College the New York Times says. Here is the conclusion of an editorial published December 19:

This page opposed the Electoral College in 1936, and in morerecentyears as well. In 2004, President George W. Bush won the popular vote by more than three million, but he could have lost the Electoral College with a switch of fewer than 60,000 votes in Ohio.

Many Republicans have endorsed doing away with the Electoral College, including Mr. Trump himself, in 2012. Maybe that’s why he keeps claiming falsely that he won the popular vote, or why more than half of Republicans now seem to believe he did. For most reasonable people, it’s hard to understand why the loser of the popular vote should wind up running the country.

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