Sep 23, 2008

Oh dear sweet weeping Jesus 

As a constant student of American history, the "unit rule" in American Presidential elections was something I was only recently and passingly acquainted with, by virtue of watching John Adams on HBO and seeing what happened when there was a tie in the electoral college in 1800 (eventually leading to the election of Thomas Jefferson). But on the show it was not well explained, and of course modern day life intrudes and you eventually forget about it and you don't bother to dig any deeper.

Well, for being a short read, here's an article that digs pretty deep. And as a study in the American election process, I found it fascinating. That is, until I got to the last line. Which almost made my head explode. Have both oxygen and whiskey ready... you'll need 'em.

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