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Ezekiel2230 Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 2:33 PM
I have advocated something similar to this for years. Already large metropolitan states i.e. Calif. and NY give winner-take-all scenarios, even though if you look outside those metropolises the population often has different demographics. It would have to be a two-part fix; CD representation and the outlawing of gerrymandering. What is fairer than the overall popular vote winner getting the two Senate rep votes, but each HR district giving its single vote? It would also force presidential candidates to pay attention to all states and their issues. However, gerrymandering needs to cease nationwide. State districts should be drawn as much like a checkerboard as possible, with consideration for natural barriers (mountains, rivers, bays).
The United States Constitution provides for an indirect election of the President. That is, you didn't vote for Barack Obama or Mitt Romney last week; you voted for electors pledged to vote for one or the other.

The 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which superseded a large section of Article II, Section 1) suggests says that the ballots of the electors in the several states having marked their ballots for President and Vice President shall

"transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; -- the...