The Angle

6/2/2010

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Get rid of the Electoral College

by Scot Lehigh
It's time to do away with the Electoral College, a creaky contrivance from an era when democracy was such an untested experiment that the founders felt filters had to be interposed between the will of the people and the way of the government. Luckily, there's a state-based solution to this national problem. This year, the Legislature should put Massachusetts firmly in the column of those states favoring reform.
(AFP/Getty Images)Voters in Washington, DC wait in line to cast their ballots on November 4, 2008.

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