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Great you have a degree. I have a mensa level IQ, a degree, speak 3 languages, a professional designation - OMG INTERNET PEEN CONTEST. Lots of people have degrees in certain subjects, doesn't mean they know everything and can't be wrong.
I was not born in this country but grew up here. ALMOST became a history major and teacher. (went with math instead) Had to take a citizenship test and learn a great deal about American history. I'm not some random uninformed guy throwing things out and seeing what sticks.
Your conclusion that I realize I had lost an argument and now am covering it up just reak of bad logic and perhaps a self serving skewed perception of reality. Not sure which or if mutualy exclusive.
Either way, lets agree that you're wrong on this one. I mean...that we disagree.
The electoral college had nothing to do with this, it was there to stop high pop states (regardless of who in that state was voting) to have a say over small pop states (regardless of whom in that state was voting). Therefore making the argument for an electoral college the exact same then as it is now. If you want to argue who should/shouldn't be allowed to vote that is a different matter.
If anything, the small pop states had more rural populations that had LESS education and the more populated states had the bigger educational institutions. So the electoral college actually gave the less educated MORE voting equality...
This was accidental as it's sole purpose was to protect every STATE'S influence in federal voting... I really have no clue why people have such a hard time grasping this concept, it's really quite simple.
Moving to a popular vote right now would do nothing in determining who gets to vote only in how those votes are totaled. You would have campaigns run solely in the big markets instead of the undecided markets. That's it.... No more "swing states" just who has the biggest population gets the most attention. Exactly what the founding fathers wanted to avoid.