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Should the electoral college be abolished?
Most arguments by advocates of keeping the electoral college are ultimately just rationalizations of an unfair system because it happens to benefit them.
Republican support for replacing the electoral college with a popular vote
from 54% to 19% after Trump won the 2016 election while losing the popular vote.
Donald Trump said the
electoral college is a "disaster"
when he thought it might help Obama win, but then
called it "genius"
after it enabled him to win despite losing the popular vote.
After the electoral college enabled Bush to win the presidency in 2000, despite losing the popular vote, support for replacing the electoral college with a popular vote
decreased among Republicans from 62% to 44%
That is an unfair assumption of the internal logic of others. One could, with at least as much basis, argue that arguments by advocates of eliminating the electoral college are only rationalizations to change the system such that it benefits them.
Most arguments against the Electoral College over-emphasize the importance of the Presidency. The Executive is one of three branches of a limited Federal Government.
This is nothing short of pure ad hominem of proponents of a traditional system set in place since the foundation of America.
The underlying motivations behind arguments for the electoral college are irrelevant to the actual factual merit of those arguments.
Criticism of the electoral college primarily stems from disagreement with the 2016 election, which does not justify abolishing the system.