How the Electoral College Breaks Democracy

Every four years, despite living in a democracy,  we talk about the possibility that our election will be decided undemocratically — that the votes of the majority of people will be disregarded by the Electoral College. Does the system have to be this way? No. The Electoral College, designed to subvert democracy and preserve the rule of a rich elite, is just the most obvious example of how our system rewards those in power. Bhaskar Sunkara explains.


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