In a post-election critique, there is talk about whether the Electoral College should be abolished. Area students took up the issue in an essay contest.

via Area Students Write Essays ‘Should We Do Away With Electoral College?’ — CBS Philly

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In a post-election critique, there is talk about whether the Electoral College should be abolished, just as disenchanted Democrats on Capitol Hill take up such a bill, now that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, despite leading in the popular vote. Area students took up the issue in an essay contest.

In Washington, stunned Democrats want to consider such a bill again, but it is unlikely to gain any traction with Republicans in control of Congress, in this lame duck session.

Here in Philadelphia, young bright minds contemplated such an outcome, that Donald Trump would win the Electoral College and Hillary Clinton would win the popular vote. They are 4th and 5th graders in the five county Philadelphia region who were asked before the election to write about the Electoral College.

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