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Fungus Bob Silver badge

Re: Power unchecked

" I'm still slightly aghast that the man who won 3 million fewer votes than his opponent gets to be in charge"

We've had this system for years, everyone knows about it and everyone running for President tries to get the Electoral votes, not the popular vote. If we had a straight popular vote, everyone would simply adjust their campaign strategies to reflect this. In other words, we could still have wound up with cheeto-man in charge. Trump is not the first person to win the Presidency while losing the popular vote, Lincoln managed the same thing in 1860 and he is generally well regarded.

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