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susan3031 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 5:14 PM
National Popular Vote does not get rid of the Electoral College. When the bill is enacted by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes– enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538), all the Electoral College votes from the enacting states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC.
Joesolis Wrote: Sep 03, 2012 10:38 AM
It doesn't get rid of the EC, but it seriously subverts the original intent if it. The EC does in an election what the Senate does on a day to day basis: that is to give the smaller less populated states an equal voice in national affairs.
Former Vice President Al Gore recently expressed his newly developed opinion that the United States should dispense with the Electoral College formula for choosing the President and Vice President.  Of course, this complex and enduring practice gets beat up every four years.  It seems a bit convoluted, especially when considering that Americans will someday be able to cast their votes on a mobile device.
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