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By Tom McDonald
State columnist 

Opinion: Electoral college a relic of past


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 4:39pm

Bill Clinton didn’t even come close to winning a majority vote in his first run for president. He got only 43% of the vote in a three-man race — but he won with a heavily lopsided 370 electoral votes.

His successor, George W. Bush, didn’t ev...

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