Some Electoral System Required

The movement for a national popular vote should never have started…. cries about democracy ring hollow in a country designed as a republic.  The election of 2016 should stand as definitive proof that a popular vote would diminish the authority of the states and make a mockery of these crucial elected offices.

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Alexander Hamilton understood the dangers in allowing… the easily manipulated masses decide our paramount elections.

“Men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation, and to a judicious combination of all the reasons and inducements which were proper to govern their choice.” Federalist 68

 

Demagogues and hucksters may be able to fool sizable groups… in specific locations(cities) but the Electoral College guards against such trickery,  “Talents for low intrigue, and the little arts of popularity, may alone suffice to elevate a man to the first honors in a single State; but it will require other talents, and a different kind of merit, to establish him in the esteem and confidence of the whole Union, or of so considerable a portion of it as would be necessary to make him a successful candidate for the distinguished office of President of the United States”

 

Has there ever been a candidate with such talent for low intrigue and the arts of popularity like Donald Trump?

 

 

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