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Should the Electoral College be abolished?

  1. daskittlez69 profile image79
    daskittlez69posted 5 years ago

    The Electoral College was created during a time when they did not have telephones, radios, televisions, etc... It was not possible for every American to actually hear every candidate's campaign.  Do you believe that in today's America, we should get rid of the elector's and the Electoral College, and vote for the President ourselves?

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      Nick Lucasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, every vote should count no matter where it is from.  The electoral system is out dated and not fair anymore.  Also, I hate that the parties have super delegates who override peoples vots or count as more...makes no sense....

  2. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    It would be a start.

  3. wilderness profile image95
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    Why bother to vote then?  California and New York will control every election.

    Unless you mean to do away with the college itself but keep the voting methods instead of making it a simple popular vote?  I don't see any possible reason for those people to simply re-cast the same votes that the people gave.

  4. daskittlez69 profile image79
    daskittlez69posted 5 years ago

    Do away with the college and the state's elector's.  Every American over the age of 18 would go to the polls and vote like we do now.  Whoever has the most votes would win.

  5. daskittlez69 profile image79
    daskittlez69posted 5 years ago

    There are 307,006,550 people in the U.S.    New York and California combined only make up 56,503,117