How many decisions in our day-to-day lives would we like to be made through majority rule or the democratic process? How about the decision to watch a football game or "Law and Order"? What about whether to purchase a Chevrolet Volt or a Toyota Prius? Would you...
"If a simple majority were the rule, conceivably these nine states could determine the presidency...Were it not for the Electoral College, presidential candidates could safely ignore less populous states." This is why the framers of the Constitution created the Electoral College. As a red-stater, there is no way in hell I'd want to be governed by large-populated, and liberal, states like California, New York and Illinois. Just as Rhode Island didn't want to be run rough-shod by Virginia in 1787.
President Barack Obama narrowly defeated Gov. Mitt Romney in the popular vote 51 percent to 48 percent. In the all-important Electoral College, the difference was larger, with Obama winning 303 electoral votes and Romney 206. Let's not think so much about the election's outcome but instead ask: What's so good about democracy and majority rule?
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