Twenty Five for Twenty Five

In the last post, we talked about the staggering notion that every four years, a mere quarter or so – twenty five percent – of eligible voters decide who will be the most consequential chief executive on Earth for the next four years. In honor of those twenty five percent, and with hope the percentage gets a little higher this time around, for the next twenty five days (through Election Day), the Machine will deliver a new post each day. Here’s the fun part – each post will be at least, exactly, and no more than twenty five words. This introductory paragraph does not count. And so, without further ado (how else can one describe this introductory paragraph),…

Coming soon to a ballot near you: the Electoral College, mathematically brought to you by the creators of such classics as the Three Fifths Compromise.

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