Do you think the electoral college system is a good idea/works well? If not how would you change it?
It is the securest system we have in the way of halting voter fraud, but it has flaws. It should be revised to consider the popular vote more. Overall, it is imperfect, but secure.
The electoral college is flawed, but with the popular vote there is too much room for error and also cheating. I would like to see more states votes matter than just the "Swing States" or "Battle Ground" states votes. People find the electoral college complicated, but it is fairly simple once you understand it. I wrote a hub about it:
http://jthomp42.hubpages.com/hub/Electo … w-it-Works
Even though it's not perfect, it's about the best we will get. If we didn't have it, this country would be run on the decision of 10 to 20 highly populated cities. Outside of those cities, your vote really would not make a difference. Although, if that were the case, locally we wouldn't have to suffer with so many political ads. It sucks being in the swing state of Ohio. I look at it this way. Presidential election campaigns are job creating and putting money into our economy and the rich are paying for it.
by ptosis 21 months ago
Do you believe the Presidential Election is rigged? Is the Electoral college system rigged? ‘More people are discovering that the system is all rigged and voting is just pacification,’ three-time presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul argued during an interview with RT America. Paul warned that...
by Faith Reaper 20 months ago
I may be a bit naive on this topic, but I believe that my vote should count. I understand the history and all, but I still think one's vote should count, and the candidate who receives the most votes should win. What are your thoughts. Please help me to understand why the...
by Mike Russo 21 months ago
People are protesting President Elect Trump? Because Hillary won the popular vote by .3% Trump = 47.4%, Hillary = 47.7%, but she lost the electoral college. That means more people voted for Hillary's platform than for Trump's. The electoral college must go. It is outdated and was for a younger...
by ptosis 5 years ago
"A constitutional amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress (or a Convention under Article V of the Constitution) and ratification in three-fourths of all fifty states, would be required." - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petiti … e/GZQtFSPVCheck out...
by Credence2 5 years ago
excerpt from a recent article"After back-to-back presidential losses, Republicans in key states want to change the rules to make it easier for them to win.From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, GOP officials who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering...
by Old Poolman 2 years ago
The more I hear about this upcoming election the more confused I get.One of the so called "Delegates" even loudly proclaimed it was they who choose the next winner, not the voters.What if all Primaries were held on the exact same day?What if we did away with the Electoral College?What if...
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