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Dropping Out of the Electoral College

January 16, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s really incredible that it took our nation over 230 years to realize that this was a good idea:

Instead of a state awarding its electors to the top vote-getter in that state’s winner-take-all presidential election, the state would give its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

Of course, this just means the 2012 presidential campaign will run into the billions of dollars.  But at least it’s more democratic.

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  • Rohit // January 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm | Reply

    Good riddance to the electoral college! I have long been appalled at how the country’s most populous states have no say in who the country’s leader is. I might be more inclined to support the electoral college if it still fulfilled its original purpose, i.e., restricting the unwashed masses, but in the contemporary era, all the electoral college does is shift power from one set of unwashed masses to another (perhaps less desirable) set. As I’m sure the illustrious governor of our home state would concur, Hasta la vista, baby!

  • the K factor // January 17, 2008 at 5:06 pm | Reply

    what makes America so great is not the its electoral system, but those highly regarded tradition such as spring break…

  • the K factor // January 17, 2008 at 5:06 pm | Reply

    what makes America so great is not its electoral system, but those highly regarded tradition such as spring break…

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