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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:01 PM
I guess both Gato and Harrison disagree with Mr Chapman. Tradition, even when it no longer makes sense, is difficult to overcome. Regarding Harrison's comment, under a popular vote maybe the Dem would win Cal and NY by, say, 60-40. This could easily be made up by a good Republican candidate in other states. Under a popular vote, candidates would have to campaign all over the country, not just in the few remaining 'battleground' states.
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.