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The Prindle Post

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Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election with 306 Electoral College votes. He became the President of the United States despite the fact that more people voted for Hillary Clinton. Clinton won the popular vote by over 2.8 million votes. This result revived a familiar debate—should we abolish the Electoral College? At this point, advocates for a change to the system acknowledge that it is unlikely that the change will come about via an amendment to the Constitution. As a result, lawmakers have put their creativity to the test.