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The Electoral College, Under Attack

Paul6310 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 7:12 AM
And how convenient that would be for majoritarians everywhere, wouldn't it? The idea was to increase the power of less-populated states vis a vis the larger so that as Mr Davis points out, the candidates would be obliged to form super-majorities in their electing coalition. That was part of the reason for having the legislatures select the Senators too, though that is also to reflect the governing interests of the several states rather than the national ones. So, I'm in favor of going back to legislatures selectingt the Senators and not to progress to total majoritarian control. That would eliminate the states as having any politicial importance or meaning and change us from at least the impression of being a Republic into a Nation.

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...