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Donald Trump Has Changed His Mind About The Electoral College, OK?

What a difference a presidential election makes.

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Nov. 6, 2012, about 30 minutes after President Obama defeated Mitt Romney and won a second term:

The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.

Nov. 15, 2016, a little more than six days and six hours after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton and became president-elect:

The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play. Campaigning is much different!

Tom Namako is the deputy news director for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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