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Amending The Constitution For Partisan Gain

The New York Times changes its mind and now wishes to abolish the Electoral College:

The Electoral College's supporters argue that it plays an important role in balancing relations among the states, and protecting the interests of small states. A few years ago, this page was moved by these concerns to support the Electoral College. But we were wrong. The small states are already significantly overrepresented in the Senate, which more than looks out for their interests. And there is no interest higher than making every vote count.

Translation: we liked the Electoral College until our guy got the short end.

In any case, the best argument against abolishing the Electoral College can be expressed in a mere two words: Nationwide recount.

UPDATE: Opinion Journal agrees, though in many more words...


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