Electoral College Overwhelmingly Favors Republicans, Abolishing Entire System Only Remedy: Study

Electoral College Overwhelmingly Favors Republicans, Abolishing Entire System Only Remedy: Study

The Republican Party is set to win a large majority of all future close presidential elections, even contests in which they lose the popular vote, according to a recent study.

GOP candidates for president can expect to be victorious in 65 percent of future presidential elections and University of Texas at Austin researchers analyzed why “inversions” — where the popular vote winner loses the overall election — has happened twice since 2000.

The study authors found that the Electoral College’s winner-take-all approach favors Republicans and has pushed them to victories in 2000 and 2016.

via Newsweek Electoral College Overwhelmingly Favors Republicans, Abolishing Entire System Only Remedy: Study