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Legal or legitimate? - Allison Drew op-ed in Pambazuka News

6 Dec 2016 - 12:45

"The US electoral system shows a profound disjuncture between law and legitimacy. A system that so disenfranchises the masses of Americans is illegitimate. Democratic elections must be based on the popular vote.

 ‘The people have spoken. Donald Trump will be the next president,’ President Obama told the American people on November 14. The people indeed spoke. The majority elected Hillary Clinton, who leads Trump by over two million votes. This will be the second time in sixteen years that America’s popular vote has been superseded by the Electoral College." Read more...