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Hamilton warned of the threat of corruption

In Federalist No. 68, Alexander Hamilton explained one reason for creation of the Electoral College:

“Nothing was more to be desired than that every practicable obstacle should be opposed to cabal, intrigue, and corruption. These most deadly adversaries of republican government might naturally have been expected to make their approaches from more than one quarter, but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the union?”

This perfectly describes the Russia-Trump-FBI coup that has stolen our government on behalf of the extreme-right oligarchs (“CIA finds Russia worked to aid Trump,” Page A1, Dec. 10). The Electoral College must do its duty, follow the Constitution, and preserve the United States of America.


Tom Keyes, Boston