Marion McKeone: Electoral college system is outdated and undemocratic
The January 6 Select Committee will not even contemplate the role the voting system played in facilitating the Capitol Hill assault on democracy
On July 1 this year, the January 6 Select Committee met for the first time, amid much scepticism – media and political – that it would achieve anything other than more partisan finger-pointing.
Successive attempts to hold Donald Trump to account, including two impeachments, a two-year investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, and myriad legal challenges in state and federal courts had failed to either rein in the former President or hold him accountable.
In the aftermath...
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