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Old 10th November 2017, 06:09 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
Interestingly, the US Constitution DID originally specify a consolation prize system, with the candidate receiving the second largest number of electoral votes becoming Vice President. That was quickly scrapped by the 12th Amendment.
That's because our Founding Fathers had this crazy idea that politicians would put the country ahead of partisanship.

That lasted all of one election.
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