169Grousing about our arcane and nonsensical Electoral College, andcalling publicly for its end, have by now become time-honoredelection-season traditions in the United States. This year, even the Russians, themselves no paragons of functional democracy, have gotten in on the fun.Admittedly, the U.S. system is problematic, as Electoral College math dictates that Americans living in the battleground states, and no one else, will play the deciding role. On at least four occasions, including the 2000 election, this system has produced a president who failed to carry the popular vote yet won the office anyway.

More information: http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/11/06/five-voting-systems-even-worse-than-the-electoral-college/

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