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Legal Or Legitimate? 2016 US Presidential Elections And Electoral College – OpEd

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 ()

By Allison Drew*

The US electoral system shows a profound disjuncture between law and legitimacy. A system that so disenfranchises the masses of Americans is illegitimate. Democratic elections must be based on the popular vote.

“The people have spoken. Donald Trump will be the next president,” President Obama told the...
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