Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Popular Vote Movement Corrects an Unfair Outcome

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Popular Vote Movement Corrects an Unfair Outcome

Article excerpt

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many are wondering why the candidate who received the most votes did not win. Just as happened in the 2000 election cycle, the Electoral College was responsible for tilting the outcome in favor of the loser of the popular vote. So why do we continue to have a system that effectively disenfranchises hundreds of thousands of voters?

Hillary Clinton is leading in the popular vote by well over a million votes. When the loser's margin of victory in the popular vote is this high, isn't it time to reconsider how we conduct our most important election?

Some have said the system is rigged, and it seems it is, but not in the way Donald Trump has claimed. Is there any doubt that he would be crying foul if the results were reversed? …

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