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The Electoral College, Under Attack

disecke Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 8:53 AM
thanks also.. its good to get some support sometimes! Here is a good analogy... think of the selection of the executive as being like driving down a road. The EC is the engine, and the legislative, State selection of Electors the wheels. If we lose the ability of States (as opposed to ballot) to select Electors - the check on Federal power over States - we have no wheels, and we're walking down the road while CARRYING the engine. My point is, either get back the wheels or put down the weight.

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...