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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Colonialgirl Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 5:26 PM
It makes sure that voters in less populous states get an equal share in electing a President and keeps states like New York, California, Illinois and other left winger over populated states don't gave an overwhelming influence.
McGovern Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:59 PM
Are you sure?

And what about our date!?
GOPtruther Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:52 PM
Also disenfranchised would mean you're not allowed to vote period.
GOPtruther Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:52 PM
"GOP voters in blue states are totally disenfranchised by the EC'

And liberals in red states. There are senate, house, and other votes that are arguably as important as Pres.
GOPtruther Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:51 PM
Or Texas or Florida. You can't win without getting one or two big states. So they do have influence.
disecke Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:02 PM
Except 1) GOP voters in blue states are totally disenfranchised by the EC, and 2) less populated states get less electors. If you think population centers determine everything consider the election we are in: Romney ahead considerably on national polling, but in possible trouble due to the EC. And cities are STILL going Dem.

The best thing that can be said for the EC is that the distortions it introduces to the selection of Pres/VP at least do not particularly favor one party or the other. But we lost the main reason for the EC, which was that it was supposed to increase the power of States over the Federal government. States are now mandated to choose electors based on balloting.

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...