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While many countries around the world have updated their political systems. United States still labors under a hastily conceived and ill-designed Electoral College first created in the late 18th century as stated in the story below. Sadly this system has produced a never ending political season, the outcome of which depends a great deal on rich, shadowy donors that seem accountable to no one. Regardless of one's political views, I think many will agree it's time to update our system in such a way that our campaign season is shorter, and less dependent on boatloads of greenbacks pouring in to the coffers of our candidates' campaign coffers. I highly doubt I'll see this in my lifetime, but for those American's under 40, I highly suggest you read the story below, it was written in Jan of 2013, but has some interesting ideas.