US presidential elections, an indirect vote where members of the Electoral College choose the president, are a “very unfair” voting system, according to an expert.
“The Electoral College system, which is very difficult to understand for a lot of people, is very unfair,” said Joe Lauria, an independent international affairs journalist in New York.
“As we now see from the fourth time in US history, a candidate will receive more votes but lose the election because that candidate has not won the required number of electoral votes,” Lauria told Press TV on Monday.
The US presidential elections of 1876, 1888, 2000, and 2016 produced a winner who did not receive at least a plurality of the nationwide popular vote.
“This system comes from the very beginning of the United States and it was implemented to preserve slavery,” he added. “It’s very difficult to change this system because you need a constitutional amendment.”
Legal scholars have…