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Democracy and Majority Rule

Galenical Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:06 AM
The Electoral College needs to be re-tweaked where the votes are awarded by congressional district with the overall winner of the State's popular vote getting the two Electors associated with the two Senators. Our current situation is one where the populous cities determine the election as opposed to the populous States during the time of the Framing. This simple fix would prevent candidates from paying attention to only those States with populous cities. The power of the urbanites has risen too high. Populous States is not the entire problem. It is the populous cities within those States.
Galenical Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:07 AM
Of course creative gerrymandering can negate my position. That's a whole other subject.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:46 AM
The legislatures (and voters) in every individual state have the power to make the changes you propose. No need for constitutional amendment. Per the Constitution, the state legislatures may choose electors in whatever manner they please.

You could start an initiative petition in your state to make the changes you suggest. I think it is a very good idea.
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?

How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...