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Is the electoral system out-of-date? Should we elect our U.S. presidents on popular vote?


There have been four occasions in U.S. history where a would-be president lost the election, even though he had MORE popular votes. It happened in 1824, in 1876, again in 1888, and a fourth time in 2000 when Al Gore had 540,000 more popular votes than George W. Bush. Bush had 271 electoral votes, and Gore had 266. Is it time for a change?

 

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