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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 1-10-20

Written by on Thursday, January 9, 2020

Perhaps the most infuriating thing about our election process is the Electoral College that has permitted the will of the majority of citizens to be ignored in two of the past five elections. The first in the past 20 years selected George W. Bush in 2000 and cost thousands of Americans and tens of thousands Iraqis their lives in that misguided adventure Bush led called the Iraq war. Then, as if it wasn’t already clear, the fates wanted to be sure that we got message that elections (and election systems) have consequences when Donald Trump was elected on a technicality. His supporters are quick to accuse Democrats of trying nullify the 63 million voters who picked him. I ask, what about the 66 million who did not and picked someone else? Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts will join Steve and Lew to talk about that organization’s efforts to eliminate the Electoral College and why the system, designed to make elections a more accurate representation of the country, no longer works.

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