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Alexander Hutton

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Alexander Hutton is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, with a Major in Political Science and a minor in American Constitutional Democracy. He recently moved to D.C. and is currently pursuing a policy fellowship.
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Reforming The Electoral College Is Easier Than You Think

In a strangely fitting end to the 2016 election cycle, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote for president of the United States and lost the Electoral College, making her only the fifth candidate to have done so. Following the results, many people, including former Attorney General Eric Holder, have claimed that the Electoral College needs to be abolished. However, abolishing the Electoral College would stand against the principles upon which the United States was founded. Rather, there is a better way to ensure that the Electoral College still serves its intended purpose while simultaneously making it more representative of the electorate. The Electoral College was created to ensure that the number of voters in more populous states do not overwhelm those in more rural states. The total number of Electoral College votes are divided up among states based on the number of delegates each has in Congress, thus giving more weight to states that have higher populations (New York, Texas, Florida, and California, for example) while not completely excluding… Keep Reading

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