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  •  We agree, but are talking past one another... (1+ / 0-)
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    slothlax

    The country did, in fact, see itself as a collection of sovereign states at the founding....but the question was whether they should be equal in choosing a President...or how much weight should be given to each state....

    The compromise was that we would "sort of" base electoral votes on population (including non-voting white women and children and counting slaves as 3/5th). But we chose white men to do the voting for them as representatives of the state as electors. This was a way to allow wealthy slaveowners to have a far, far greater say than northern farmers or shopkeepers or tradesmen.

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