Stephen Wolf+ Your Authors @PoliticsWolf @DKElections staff writer covering voting rights, gerrymandering, maps, & poli sci. Get the free Voting Rights Roundup weekly newsletter dkel.ec/votingr Jul. 21, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

No, it’s because we advanced past the high school simplification of civics & realize it came about as a compromise with slave states & that it’s toxic institution plaguing democracy. Seeing this nonsense from a Republican who authored “The Death of Expertise” is too on the nose

This is the idiocy they teach in high school. News flash: We’re a democratic republic. Every democracy in the world is a republic or a constitutional monarchy. China, Russia, & North Korea are all “constitutional republics,” but they aren’t democracies

I'd suggest @RadioFreeTom read conservative legal scholar Eugene Volokh on why the United States is both a democracy and a republic. @jbview also had a good essay on how these terms have long had interchangeable descriptions  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/05/13/is-the-united-states-of-america-a-republic-or-a-democracy/?utm_term=.7bc947ed9d9e 
 https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-04-11/is-u-s-republic-or-democracy-why-some-conservatives-pick-a-side 

This second clause is simply wrong. Dems such as myself have been pushing to end the Electoral College long before 2016. Here's me in 2014 after 3 elections in which Dems had an EC edge. Most EVs were added to the National Popular Vote Compact before 2016  https://newrepublic.com/article/120635/mandatory-voting-killing-electoral-college-would-diversify-electorate 


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