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December 3, 2016 at 9:14 am

Alum Writes: ‘Defeat the Electoral College, a Broken Institution’

Ohio University alum Samuel Blankenship ’15 wrote a guest column for on “Defeat the Electoral College, a broken institution.”

Blankenship double majored in Political Science and History in the College of Arts & Sciences.

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — What if I told you that your vote, at least in the presidential election, might not matter? There’s a huge push every four years for people to get out and vote. Slogans are thrown around, all to the effect that “Every vote counts.” Americans are encouraged to let their voices be heard in the polls, to let their will be felt. Voting, people say, is our most direct and effective way to run our government.

In theory, we get a real say in who leads us.

The reality is, however, that many of our voices are not heard, and are in fact dismissed and ignored in favor of that most archaic institution, the Electoral College.

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