Washington Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen noted last week that President Donald Trump had come very close to winning re-election. “A flip of just some 73,700 votes in those three states (Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia) and Trump would be making plans for a second term — and we would all be taking about a ‘red wave,’ “ he wrote.

Thiessen’s point was that Trump’s near miss makes him a viable candidate in 2024. We draw a different lesson: It is alarming that a candidate came so close to winning while polling more than 5 million fewer votes than his opponent nationwide. The electoral college, whatever virtues it may have had for the Founding Fathers, is no longer tenable for American democracy.

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Absolutely !! The electoral college is a joke !!

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