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Will 2012 Be 2000 Made Over?


An author and political analyst doubts this presidential election will be a repeat of 2000 — with one candidate winning the popular vote but losing in the Electoral College.

With the election still considered close, political pundits suggest that Mitt Romney may win the popular vote, but Barack Obama will be re-elected by the Electoral College. If that comes to pass, it would mark the first time that an incumbent president would be re-elected after a majority of the electorate voted to throw him out of office.

Tara Ross, author of Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, knows that scenario would leave conservatives disappointed.

“It will disappoint me, in all candor, but it doesn’t undermine the value of the institution,” Ross admits.

“Conservatives should resist the temptation to criticize and take down the Electoral College just because it doesn’t work out for them in one particular presidential election year,” she continues.

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