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Toppling the big one

From the editor —

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root . . . — Henry David Thoreau, “Walden”

Our biggest historical monument, built at the birth of the nation, bridging the north and southern sections of the newly conceived and named United States, is the Electoral College. Crafted as a political deal to gain southern votes to pass the Constitution, it is our most visible heritage of racism hiding in plain sight.

Our Founding Fathers were politicians, first and last. In their time, they agreed to – and placed in the Constitution – the counting...


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