In a column that starts out in a rather silly way, Josh Gohlke winds to an important point: the Electoral College is a legacy of America’s original sin of chattel slavery. A nugget:
It seems the college has acquired a degree of unearned veneration despite its tainted origins, which tie it to an even more abhorrent constitutional chimera, the compromise that allowed the Southern states to count each slave as three-fifths of a person for the purposes of congressional representation. Because each state gets as many electoral votes as members of Congress, the college enabled the future Confederacy to derive power from its enslaved population in presidential elections.
Now that legacy is about to pay off for the Secesh.