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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:31 AM
Would you still advocate this, Gato, if the Dems controlled the House? People who advocate that the president should be elected by congressional district forget that the House is completely 'gerrymandered.' While his situation currently favors the R's, it may be reversed after the next census. The writer's point is the most valid - eliminate the EC - it is a remnant of the 18th century!
In 2000, conservatives were obligated to explain why they supported preservation of the Electoral College even though it produced a victory for their candidate, George W. Bush. In coming elections, their devotion may face a sterner test: Will they favor it if Democrats win the White House even when Republicans carry the popular vote?

Mitt Romney managed to avoid that problem by coming up short across the board. But while Republicans have noticed that the voting public is changing in ways that don't help the GOP, they may not have noticed that the electoral map has also shifted to their clear disadvantage.