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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:49 PM

19. The only reason we had the electoral college in the first place was because of slavery.

Slave states had bigger populations, but less franchise meaning that in a direct vote they'd surely have less weight. Yet, under the elector college they would be able to count slaves as 3/5 of a person for determining electors.

This isn't some conspiracy theory and was even mentioned by James Madison at the Constitutional Convention.

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