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Should we continue to use the Electoral College?

lt markI think the Electoral College is in place for a really good reason, which is, if you look at how many uninformed voters there are, you can be swayed, especially the way the media is set up today, I think that it's a really good control mechanism to make sure that the majority of the people’s votes are counted correctly, and that it's a fair and honest system that’s had over 200 years of proven success.
Mark Andrews
Santa Cruz | V.P. Business Development/Software

 lt linda

I think the Electoral College is outdated, when the elections come down to single states like Ohio which could determine the outcome of the election. I think one man one vote would be more appropriate and much more representative of true democracy.
Linda Lou
Santa Cruz | Physician

 

lt dave
Absolutely not. The Electoral College doesn't properly represent the full population.
Dave Kumec
Santa Cruz | Ice Cream Maker



lt blue
No. I don’t think it's fair. Elections are stolen by the Electoral College. The voters don’t have the final say and elections are stolen by crooked politicians like Bush and Cheney.  
Blue Jones 
Santa Cruz | Artist

 



lt ariel
It doesn’t seem like it really represents what people want, especially considering that a president can win the electoral vote and not win the popular vote. And the popular vote seems more accurate.
Ariel Couch
Santa Cruz | Student

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written by mvymvy, October 10, 2012
The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC), and has been enacted by California.

Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.

When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the electoral votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC.

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written by mvymvy, October 10, 2012
The precariousness of the current state-by-state winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes is highlighted by the fact that a shift of a few thousand voters in one or two states would have elected the second-place candidate in 4 of the 13 presidential elections since World War II. There have been 6 consecutive non-landslide presidential elections. A shift of 60,000 voters in Ohio in 2004 would have defeated President Bush despite his nationwide lead of over 3 million votes.


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