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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 03:07 PM

"Its No Surprise The Racist Electoral College Elected A Racist (Again)"

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Welp! December 19th marked the beginning of the end, as the Electoral College made it official and elected Donald Trump as our next Commander-in-Chief, once again confirming to me that the Electoral College ain’t worth nan and it ain’t 👏🏾 never 👏🏾 gone 👏🏾 be 👏🏾 worth 👏🏾 nan.

Another tradition that America knows has long outlived its purpose, the Electoral College’s very existence has been hotly debated for years. It didn’t come about until 1787, and the official high-school-history-book reason it was put in place was because our founding fathers frankly thought the people were too stupid to be trusted with the presidency. No really, it was a “compromise between whether the people should elect the president or whether Congress should.”

But a glimpse behind the curtain reveals another deep dark secret reason for its existence: racism.

The system utilized the “three-fifths compromise,” which counted slaves as three-fifths of a person, to give more voting power to slave owners and pro-slavery states. In 1787, James Madison—so-called “Father of the Constitution”—gave a speech in which he said that, with a popular vote, the slave-holding Southern states “could have no influence in the election on the score of Negroes.” Back then, this unjust system helped America elect Thomas Jefferson, who owned more than 100 slaves, instead of John Adams, who was opposed to slavery.

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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 04:02 PM

1. In spite of its slavery-based historic origins

an African American candidate was able to get 67% of the votes of the Electors in 2008 and 62% of their votes in 2012.

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Thu Dec 22, 2016, 05:50 PM

2. K&R

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