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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Blair31 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 3:45 PM
I was on this morning and I was reading an article about the Electoral College. It said that the last time the Constitution was almost changed to abolish the Electoral College was back in 1969. What was it? It's called the Cell-Bayh Amendment. Nixon won the 1968 election by 301 electoral votes over Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace. It went nowhere in the Senate.

As Tuesday’s election ticks ever nearer, my fervent wish is a solid electoral college win for Mitt Romney. Not to get greedy, but I’d like it in the bag before the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

I hope this is not asking too much. October’s poll swing and a broadening visceral sense tell me this election may not feature the nail-biting closeness we have been told to expect for months.

But if we are to be ensnared by a down-to-the-wire finish, get ready for the attendant micro-focus on the Electoral College, and the resulting debate over whether it should...