Is the Electoral College kind of like the monarchy of the USA?
Many feel the Electoral College is out of date and so on, but Americans never seem to be able to change it just like much of the Commonwealth is stuck with the Queen.
- pit bulls biteLv 72 months ago
it is a fair way to assure a few big populated cities / states, dont determine the president
- RicoLv 52 months ago
The closest thing in the British system, to the Electoral college is the accession council, in that both institutions meet with the expressed task of formally naming the new incumbent in the position of Head of State
- Anonymous2 months ago
Actually, the Electoral College is THE anti-monarchal force in this country, just like it was when it was developed.
But, just like describing socialism as desirable and ignoring it's failings, the left will scandalize the college to remove it as an obstacle to their planned abuse.
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- ?Lv 42 months ago
It's an old institution, like the monarchy, but the Queen can be removed whenever any country's parliament wants. It is harder to remove the Electoral College. In addition, the Queen has no power; she's just a figurehead. The Electoral College, however, gave us Donald Trump and George Bush II, so it results in significant changes in governance.
- 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵Lv 42 months ago
No. The monarchy is not elected.
- CloLv 72 months ago
No--the Electoral College is decided by votes. It is no longer useful as the states it was meant to help have grown in population and no longer require the protection the College supposedly gives to smaller states. Some politicians think it helps their party to win so they don't want to change the system.
I'm not an American, and not living in that country, but for the life of me, and I have looked, can't understand what the Electoral College system is all about. Why can't the people vote and the one with the biggest proportion of votes, wins. Or why don't you just have the Electoral College votes?
Rather than opt for the TD button - why doesn't somebody educate me re the Electoral College system!!! It would be far more helpful.
- Anonymous2 months ago
It is more like the 'first past the post' system that operates for the election of the British Government. People only disapprove of it when it doesn't deliver the result they want - and if it puts them in power politicians are not going to want to change it. The British people were asked in 2011 if they wanted to reform and voted No by a sizeable majority. The alternative (PR) is the kind of thing forced on post war Germany precisely because it almost always results in coalition governments. Maybe the USA should hold a referendum on the matter if they don't like it.
- TrilobitemeLv 52 months ago
It's like a super delagate at a convention