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Thread #104395   Message #2138079
Posted By: Little Hawk
31-Aug-07 - 08:54 PM
Thread Name: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Subject: RE: BS: history of USA Presidential elections...
Ah. Interesting.

I find it utterly extraordinary that electors have, on some occasions, voted against the popular vote in their state. I would think it would be considered tantamount to treason to do that, but apparently not. The system must have been intentionally set up at the beiginning so that if the common "rabble" got too far out of hand, the people really in charge (the political aristocracy) could still take steps to arrange things in a more copacetic fashion...