Editorial: Should We Change the Way We Elect Our Presidents?

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Editorial: Should We Change the Way We Elect Our Presidents?

by KirtB » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:23 am

Editorial: Should We Change the Way We Elect Our Presidents?, April 29, 1950, The Saturday Evening Post

It has been said that most people's historical perspective begins at the year they are born. Hence, they might believe whenever something 'new' happens, it is the first time. This past U.S. election and the ensuing talk over the electoral system is a good example. Dig this editorial from a 1950 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Concern over the results of the very close 3-way race in the 1948 U.S. presidential election between Truman, Dewey, and Thurmond had pundits pontificating and bloviating about the merits of the electoral system ... http://www.rfcafe.com/miscellany/homepage-archive/2017/images/dewey-defeats-truman.gif

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