Al Gore wants to replace the Electoral College with the popular vote. That's what the Founding Fathers fought against. The argument during the Constitutional Convention was about direct elections, (the popular vote), or indirect elections, (the Electoral College). The Electoral College, (indirect elections), won. When I was in my teens and twenties, I thought that if we did away with the Electoral College, we'd be like other countries. Now that I'm in my fifties, I've grown up. I wouldn't change the system we have. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Former Vice President Al Gore recently expressed his newly developed opinion that the United States should dispense with the Electoral College formula for choosing the President and Vice President. Of course, this complex and enduring practice gets beat up every four years. It seems a bit convoluted, especially when considering that Americans will someday be able to cast their votes on a mobile device.
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