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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Dan7275 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 7:17 PM
Repeal the 17th Amendment. . . there is nothing wrong with the Constitution that following it fully wouldn't fix.
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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Dan7275 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 6:28 PM
. . . The EC, by combing the total number of each State's Representatives and Senators (representing both the People and the State), was designed to mitigate the influence of the larger, more powerful States over the smaller, less populous States. The best analogy is baseball's World Series whereby the team that wins the most games becomes the winner even though the opposing team may have had a greater number of total runs.
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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Dan7275 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 6:26 PM
The author doesn't go far enough in explaining the reasons for the Electoral College and many of these posts don't fully flesh it out, either. As originally designed, the House of Representatives represented the People's interests directly by population, and the Senate represented the State's interests (which are sometimes different), with each State having equal representation. (The 17th Amendment changed all that by, in effect, having the Senate represent the People too, thereby leaving the State with no direct representation in the federal government.) The EC, by combing the total number of each State's Representatives and Senators (representing both the People and the State), was designed to mitigate the influence of the larger, more
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