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GOP’s Worst Nightmare: Electoral Stalemate, Constitutional Crisis

Paulus Textor Wrote: May 23, 2012 11:36 AM
I happen to LIKE the electoral college, for several reasons. First, it acknowledges that the STATES choose the president, NOT "the people" (aka "the mob"). Any state legislature is perfectly free to eliminate its presidential election entirely, and simply choose electors by whatever means it wishes. I wish some brave state would do this. Second, it gives slightly more weight to smaller population states, by virtue of the fact that all states get a number of electors that equals their representation in both houses of Congress. Under the original system, the states were to be sovereign--like independent countries--ceding only a very few, limited, enumerated powers to the federal government.

This column originally appeared in THE DAILY BEAST.

In looking ahead toward the November election, Republican strategists should take proactive steps to avoid a damaging, dangerous conclusion to the presidential race and to prevent the very real chance that Mitt Romney will win the Electoral College even while losing the popular vote badly to Barack Obama.

The problem stems from the lopsided margins President Obama will surely pile up in a few uncontested states with big populations, including California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, will prevail by comparable margins in only relatively small states: Utah, Idaho,...