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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

michigander4 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 3:13 PM
Outsider, RE: "If Illinois was close, then under the EC it would be HUGE if Chicago put the Dem over the top." You're probably too young to remember, but Chicago actually did "put the Dem over the top" in 1960. It was John F. Kennedy. I'm not making this up; it's a well known fact. And it's not just Chicago that has corrupt voting; Philly is just as bad, though on a smaller scale.... and many other large-democrat-machine cities are the same way. The feds have been paying lip service to cleaning it up since I was a little boy. They haven't done it yet, and I have no reason to believe it will happen any time soon.
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.