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The Electoral College Is a National Security Threat

  • Matt Olsen
| Sep. 20, 2017

The founding fathers never anticipated the rise of Facebook and fake news.

The Electoral College system provides ripe microtargeting grounds for foreign actors who intend to sabotage presidential elections via information and disinformation campaigns, as well as by hacking our voting infrastructure. One reason is that citizens in certain states simply have more voting power than citizens in other states, such as Texas and California. This makes it easier for malign outside forces to direct their efforts.

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For Academic Citation: Olsen, Matt.“The Electoral College Is a National Security Threat.” Politico, September 20, 2017.

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