Talk:Electoral College

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I removed the statement "In 1960, John F. Kennedy was similarly elected over Richard Nixon", which followed "In 1888, Grover Cleveland got a plurality of the popular vote (by a margin of 110,476) but Benjamin Harrison won the electoral college vote, and became president". It may be argued that Nixon got more popular votes than Kennedy due to the confusing Alabama results; however, that situation would need to be explained fully. It's hardly "similar" to the 1888 election. Dadsnagem2 15:38, 15 December 2007 (EST)


There is a precedent to sidestep the Constitutional process. In 1876, when Electoral ballots were in duspute, the DC legislature established a closed door Committee to investigate. The issue was not resolved in the House, as Constitution prescribes. Rather, "disputed electors" were awarded to one candidate. RobS#NeverHillary 05:41, 24 December 2016 (EST)