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Could the Electoral College Become a Thing of the Past?
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Could the Electoral College Become a Thing of the Past?


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Ever since the founding of the United States, the Electoral College system has been used to decide the winner of Presidential elections.

But if a plan quickly making its way through state legislatures across the country gets enough support, the Electoral College – as we’ve known it throughout history – would be scrapped, and the winner would be based only on the national popular vote. http://americanprosperity.com/could-the-...-the-past/
das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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A pure popular vote could have just as many issues as the electoral college currently has. Where the huge population centers can decide the entire election. Maybe a hybrid system, where the electoral college still exists, but instead of a winner take all for each state, the votes are divided by county. That would keep the large population centers from giving the entire state to one candidate.

Just brainstormin' here, haven't really given a whole lot of consideration to the good and bad of this idea.
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streaker69;141310 Wrote:A pure popular vote could have just as many issues as the electoral college currently has. Where the huge population centers can decide the entire election. Maybe a hybrid system, where the electoral college still exists, but instead of a winner take all for each state, the votes are divided by county. That would keep the large population centers from giving the entire state to one candidate.

Just brainstormin' here, haven't really given a whole lot of consideration to the good and bad of this idea.
Im with you on this. I dont like the current system but dont know of a "perfect" solution.
das, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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(04-18-2014, 01:45 PM)streaker69 Wrote: A pure popular vote could have just as many issues as the electoral college currently has. Where the huge population centers can decide the entire election. Maybe a hybrid system, where the electoral college still exists, but instead of a winner take all for each state, the votes are divided by county. That would keep the large population centers from giving the entire state to one candidate.

Just brainstormin' here, haven't really given a whole lot of consideration to the good and bad of this idea.

How about a winner take all electoral system by county in each state? I guess that's similar to what you're saying.

Or we could go back to the state legislature selecting the congress and the congress selecting the pres and vice pres...
Lkttomasz, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Apr 2013.
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Going by county popular has always made more sense to me but what do I know. When you have dead people voting and others casting 4 or 5 votes does it really matter how they are tallied up anyway?
The law? The law is a human institution...
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And I am sure Democrats would also like to change the way the House of Representatives is elected by making all of a state's reps "at-large" (instead of having to deal with pesky rural districts that might contain Republicans) and distribute senators by population instead of two for each state.

As long as these are the United STATES of America and not some gigantic single federation, then the sovereign states should still elect delegates to vote for President.
Amazing the number of ways these liberals try to circumvent the constitution.

I would love to see red states and blue states be separate countries and let the progressives run their own train into the ditch without F-ing up the rest of us.
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One point per county per state, with a 5 point bonus for the winner of the popular vote.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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If we eliminate the electoral college, we remove the state's right to determine how their electors are chosen. That gives too much power to the federal level and to the most populous areas.

Coops;141318 Wrote:And I am sure Democrats would also like to change the way the House of Representatives is elected by making all of a state's reps "at-large" (instead of having to deal with pesky rural districts that might contain Republicans) and distribute senators by population instead of two for each state.

As long as these are the United STATES of America and not some gigantic single federation, then the sovereign states should still elect delegates to vote for President.
Amazing the number of ways these liberals try to circumvent the constitution.

I would love to see red states and blue states be separate countries and let the progressives run their own train into the ditch without F-ing up the rest of us.

The problem below is that it appears to be a national mandate in terms of how the state elects delegates to the electoral college. In addition, what constitutes a "county" and what stops a state dominated by one party from slicing itself up into more counties to get more votes?

Camper;141319 Wrote:One point per county per state, with a 5 point bonus for the winner of the popular vote.
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Except for the whole delegates being able to vote differently than the guy they were sent to represent nonsense the electoral college weighting is damn near perfect in properly mathematically assigning influence of states by population and simply being a state.
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mingomom;141322 Wrote:The problem below is that it appears to be a national mandate in terms of how the state elects delegates to the electoral college. In addition, what constitutes a "county" and what stops a state dominated by one party from slicing itself up into more counties to get more votes?

Then it would illustrate to the people just how desperate they are to manipulate.

And states have counties...or townships. Some quadrant of small government.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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