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Submission + - Lawrence Lessig calls for Electoral College to Choose Clinton (washingtonpost.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In an Op-Ed piece published in the Washington Post today, Lawrence Lessig, of EFF fame, calls on the Electoral College to reflect the popular vote:

The framers believed, as Alexander Hamilton put it, that “the sense of the people should operate in the choice of the [president].” But no nation had ever tried that idea before. So the framers created a safety valve on the people’s choice.

Properly understood, the electors can serve an important function. What if the people elect a Manchurian candidate? Or a child rapist? What if evidence of massive fraud pervades a close election? It is a useful thing to have a body confirm the results of a democratic election — so long as that body exercises its power reflectively and conservatively.

We are all citizens equally. Our votes should count equally. And since nothing in our Constitution compels a decision otherwise, the electors should respect the equal vote by the people by ratifying it on Dec. 19.

Even Donald Trump has called the Electoral College a "total sham".

Is it time for the Electoral College to reflect the popular vote?

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Submission + - Crowdsourced Star Wars remake, in 472 parts. (starwarsuncut.com)

Ricdude writes: Feel like remaking a classic movie, but don't have the time for a full-length feature? Film your own 15 second clip of Star Wars, add it to the mix, and see what 472 completely different 15 second contributions look like. Star Wars Uncut will stitch them together, and see what comes out in the end.

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