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College is defined as “an institution or self-governing body of higher learning.” As such, one might expect the US Electoral College to have something to do with higher learning. Or perhaps expect it to somehow be associated with intelligence.
One would be wrong to expect that.
The U.S. Electoral College isn’t a place. It’s an irrational election process embedded into our Constitution that proves that the Founding Fathers enjoyed a drink now and then (and then again). It reads something like this:
“If a complex n-manifold has algebraically independent meromorphic functions, does its covariant derivative define a Riemannian metric?”
Hmm, nix that. That’s an obtuse math question. But it does read far more clearly than our constitutional Electoral College’s process. I encourage you to wade through the Constitution’s text and read the 12th Amendment. Fair warning — wear thick boots.
And so here we go again. For a brief moment (not brief enough), our nation of 314 million people stops arguing about sports teams. Citizens stop arguing about who should win Dancing with the Stars. They stop arguing about whether Bubba the Love Sponge really said all those nasty things about Hulk Hogan.
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