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My Turn 10-23
An Electoral College refresher
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With Election Day 2016 just 16 days away, and early voting already well underway around our nation, it’s time for my quadrennial refresher on the Electoral College.I come neither to praise nor to pillory this curious concoction. It has been both revered and reviled ever since it was created during the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.Instead, I will gently remind my legions of attentive readers of the genesis of the Electoral College and how it works, warts and all.How to pick the president was one of many controversial compromises finally agreed upon by the convention. This issue was discussed in detail and hotly debated.