Friday, October 30, 2020

"Why Does America Have an Electoral College?": Animated short film explains (for the kids)

 


“Why Does America Have an Electoral College?”, is a short animated documentary from “History Matters”.

One of the interesting points is that the original compromise was supposed to prevent “mob rule” and populism. 

In modern politics, it seems to have the opposite effect.

The original intention of giving smaller states more clout seemed democratic at the time.  It was felt that rural people needed more representation.  One can see how that would invite a discussion of systemic racism now.

The animation work rather reminds me of Prodigy in the 90s.

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