What the founders tried to tell us

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Author(s) Larry Eastland
Source The Washington Times
Date July 14, 2011
URL http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jul/14/eastland-what-the-founders-tried-to-tell-us/
Quotes-start.png It is the Electoral College - standing alone - that prevents us from becoming a European-style, popular-vote, multi-party country with weak, coalition governments. By their very definition, that tells the world that no one really won, creates uncertainty, and tempts the country’s enemies. If we were Germany, President Clinton (43 percent vote) would have had to take Republicans and/or small parties into a weak, do-nothing coalition. Instead, he won a majority in the Electoral College. Quotes-end.png

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