Many Democrats were very upset with the 2000 presidential election, after Al Gore won the popular vote but George W. Bush captured the electoral college vote and the White House. Now, several left-leaning states are hoping to avoid another such episode by awarding their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the national popular vote. What do Democratic state leaders believe this will achieve? Is it remotely Constitutional? Does the electoral college need and improvement? We ask Larry Sabato, professor of political science at the University of Virginia and author of “A More Perfect Constitution”.
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