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    The Election’s Not Over Till the Electors Elect

    The shock’s still wearing off. Now that Donald Trump’s pulled off his surprise victory, despite lagging a few hundred thousand votes behind his opponent in the national popular vote, inevitably the talk turns to abolishing the Electoral College. On Dec. 19, the mogul’s 290 or more designated electors will cast their votes, prompting many Trump haters to urge them to break the faith and elect Clinton. Such a reversal has never happened, and while not as improbable, a movement to bind a majority of electors to the popular vote appears similarly doomed.  

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