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The article aims to investigate the effectiveness of the American system of "electoral democracy". Considering this problem from a comparative perspective, the author notes that the American system of "electoral college" has not become a universally accepted standard for countries with a federal system or states with ethnically strong regional centers. In essence, each presidential election in the United States which ended in the victory of one candidate in the general, popular election and the other in the Electoral College, resulted in inter-party conflicts, mass demonstrations of dissatisfaction of citizens disappointed by the US electoral system and even in the attempts to impeach the elected president. In conclusion, the 2016 elections have once again confirmed that the electoral system of presidential elections in the United States is too complex, in fact unnecessary, and certainly undermining the democratic character of the United States’ Constitution.



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