is it about time the electoral college is given the boot it has nothing to do with democracy ?
- Frank WLv 44 weeks ago
Well another Liberal who knows nothing about how the Constitution works, typical of these people, it was put in place to give a Fair Vote for the smaller States who have fewer people. Maybe you young People should Read a Book so you get the facts not the Google story !
- wonderingLv 44 weeks ago
we need majorty rule get rid of this other bs
- Warren TLv 74 weeks ago
THAT WOULD REQUIRE A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND THAT IS NOT LIKELY TO EVER HAPPEN
- Homer BufflekillLv 44 weeks ago
No, it was created way back when for a good reason. We cant have the big cities making all of the political decisions for the rest of the country. Regardless if you like the outcome of an election or not, our system has served us well.
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- 4 weeks ago
NO... without it the top 5 states and top 7 cities would be the deciders who wins the potus seat.
Popular elections compared to Electoral ;
Just keep these numbers in mind:
Example.. Just the County of Los Angeles Ca. has about, 10.16 million people,
New York City has about 8.623 million based on the 2017 census..
the whole state of N Dakota has, 755,176 in the same year,
Montana had, 1.053 million.
Here are some facts maybe you never read about or studied while in school:
Electoral Vote : Progression of Vote, Citizen votes for delegate or representative, generally in accordance with their allegiances/party affiliation. Delegates convene and vote. Winner of that vote is elected for the position in question.
Popular Vote: Citizens vote for their choice of official for the position being elected. Votes are counted. Majority of votes is elected to that position.
Electoral: Bureaucracy, Requires formation of some form of committee, college, or council to vote after they've been elected. May also have government oversight organizations.
Pop; Bureaucracy; Requires no formation of such groups, nor the election of such groups. May also have government oversight organization
Electoral: Establishment of Voting Districts; Mandatory, regional delegates run for given district's delegate locations via their party or individually.
Popular: Establishment of Voting Districts; Not Required
Electoral; Gerrymandering; Present and created as a result of voting districts.
Popular; Gerrymandering; Not created due to lack of need for voting districts.
Electoral; Party Benefits Favors majority parties, as they can concentrate resources, change bureaucracy, establish and gerrymander voting districts.
Popular; Party Benefits; Favors no party size in particular, though greatly improves potential for minority parties e.g., a third political party in the U.S.
Electoral; Modern History; Does not allow higher populated areas (say, CA or NY) to take advantage of being able to always vote for the candidate, thereby under representing the other rural areas of the nation.
Popular; Modern History; Harder to accomplish beyond geographically-close groups prior to modern transportation and communication. These hindrances are no longer in place for developed nations.
- Jeff DLv 71 month ago
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
Sure, you get to tell every state that isn't California, Florida, Texas or New York that their participation in national elections is no longer relevant. Good luck with that as a lot of them have fairly lenient gun laws.
- I'm That MexicanLv 61 month ago
It has everything to do with democracy!. It prevents tyranny of the majority. It ensures the minority is protected.
- HoarsemanLv 41 month ago
That's the way many people think about Trump.
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. Stupid idea .......