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The Electoral College, Under Attack

ksatifka Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 3:19 PM
I remain against the Electoral College and am not swayed by Mr Davis' agrument. However, I find the idea behind the National Popular Vote Bill much more troubling. If I understand it correctly, if all states voted for this Bill then whoever won the popular vote would then receive 100% of the Electoral vote. Would this then mean that the President could assume dictatorial powers since he had the support of 100% of the people? Just wondering.
NavyRetired Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 4:59 PM
By being against the EC, you are effectively ceding control of all elections to the people of the 6 to 8 largest cities in the US, nothing else matters. The candidates would only have to visit the big cities, promise big freebies, and the Democrats would always win. All you have to do is look at the red/blue map broken down by county to make it obvious.
Bruce2397 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 5:51 PM
There's just so much wrong with this its hard to know where to begin. If there was no EC and the popular vote was all that mattered, candidates would have to contest so many more than just 6 to 8 large cities---witness that most of the larger cities tend to vote Democratic---if those are the only places to campaign, are you saying that every election would be a Democratic landslide? The cost of media in those big cities---plus all the other places that the GOP would need to campaign in---would make it cheaper to buy national media---and so campaigns would be essentially national---just like all other products with national distribution market themselves.
Mam'selle Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 3:35 PM
no but since 60 percent of immigrants live in the 8 states that make up 53% of the population THAT is who would elect the president with a popular vote

As Tuesday’s election ticks ever nearer, my fervent wish is a solid electoral college win for Mitt Romney. Not to get greedy, but I’d like it in the bag before the wee hours of Wednesday morning.

I hope this is not asking too much. October’s poll swing and a broadening visceral sense tell me this election may not feature the nail-biting closeness we have been told to expect for months.

But if we are to be ensnared by a down-to-the-wire finish, get ready for the attendant micro-focus on the Electoral College, and the resulting debate over whether it should...