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November 4, 2012 12:00 AM

Mel Kahn: Ending Electoral College would create problems

Presidential campaigns would change significantly under an estimated popular vote (EPV) system (“Time to reassess Electoral College,” Oct. 28 Opinion). Yes, I mean “estimated,” as reported totals contain errors – both accidental and intentional. For example, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers proved increased humidity causes expanded ballot sheets to often miss electronic vote choices. And candidates, instead of campaigning in competitive states, would focus on one-party dominant states to run up huge vote margins.

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