Techdirt Podcast Episode 98: Is There A Better Way To Pick A President?

from the election-fever dept

Well, today's the day. By tomorrow there will be a new President of the United States, and a large segment of the population claiming that they were robbed by the system. But immediate anger aside, that system is hardly above criticism: the Electoral College has had all sorts of unanticipated and often undesirable effects on democracy, and a wide variety of alternatives have been proposed. This week we discuss the question: is there a better way to pick the president?

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Filed Under: democracy, donald trump, election, hillary clinton, podcast, potus

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    Lawrence D’Oliveiro, 8 Nov 2016 @ 11:05pm

    My One Forlorn Hope ...

    ... is that all the bad blood between different Republican factions in the lead up to the vote is not forgotten, and the resulting disagreements in Congress and the Administration dilute their ability to simply do whatever they want.

    But then, given that so many put loyalty to their party before loyalty to their country, I suspect that they will all find a way to grin and bear it, and continue as though they and Trump were always the best of mates...

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