Popular vote

N.Y. Times Calls for End of Electoral Vote

Cites Impact on Southern Slave States

The newspaper The Hill quotes the Times editorial, and says a popular vote election might have eliminated slavery earlier: “The Times called the Electoral College a “living symbol of America’s original sin.” “When slavery was the law of the land, a direct popular vote would have disadvantaged the Southern states, with their large disenfranchised populations,” the Times said. “Counting those…