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Electoral College a legacy of slavery

The "Making presidential elections fairer" commentary (Nov. 17) omits that the Electoral College is another legacy of slavery.

The compromise of 1787, the counting of slaves as three-fifths of a person in determining the number of representatives in Congress to which a state was entitled (plus two senators), was the same formula used to construct the number of electors each state had in the Electoral College.

Joseph R. Cowen, Baltimore

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