The Electoral College

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Demands for Abolition of Electoral College

Presidential Electors as Free Agents

Renewed efforts to abolish the electoral college system were promptly undertaken in Congress when the state Democratic convention in Texas instructed its candidates for presidential elector, contingent on certain action by the Democratic National Convention, to vote for some Democrat other than the convention's nominee for President.

By this action last May, Texas Democrats drew national attention to the fact that under the Constitution members of the ...

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