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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:13 PM
If Chicago does indeed remain are corrupt as you say, then the Feds have some jurisdiction to get in there and clean things up. Just because some cities are corrupt is no reason to give up on a popular vote. If Illinois was close, then under the EC it would be HUGE if Chicago put the Dem over the top. When dispersed over the nation, corruption in Chicago would have less bearing on the outcome.
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.