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Glickman wants to abolish Electoral College


“The Electoral College disenfranchises millions of American voters because of the ‘winner take all’ approach in 48 of 50 states,” former Wichita congressman Dan Glickman wrote in a Huffington Post blog. He argued that unless voters live in one of the few swing states, their votes likely don’t matter much. “In my home state of Kansas, which votes predictably Republican in national elections, the Democratic voters are second-class citizens in presidential contests,” he wrote. “The same is true for Republican voters in states like New York.” Glickman argued that “there is no better way to improve participation than to abolish the Electoral College, an unnecessary relic of a bygone era.” – Phillip Brownlee