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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:55 AM
Consider what some states do: Award 1 electoral college vote for each House district won and the additional 2 electoral votes for the overall voter winner of the state. What are the consequences? Better or worse?
GatoLuchador Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:03 AM
If we keep the Electoral College, it should really should be proportional. Why should the winner take all of California's votes? He should take only the Congressional districts he won. Whoever takes the most Congressional districts wins.

But, actually, I favor having the House elect the President. The are our representatives, after all. Enough of this mess.
ksatifka Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:31 AM
Would you still advocate this, Gato, if the Dems controlled the House? People who advocate that the president should be elected by congressional district forget that the House is completely 'gerrymandered.' While his situation currently favors the R's, it may be reversed after the next census. The writer's point is the most valid - eliminate the EC - it is a remnant of the 18th century!
GatoLuchador Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:53 AM
Pure majoritarian is not the way to go. Elections will be decided by New York and California and everyone else will be ignored. But, I agree that Congressional districts should be drawn according to an objective standard -- no advantage to anyone. I think such an amendment would have popular and bipartisan support.
GatoLuchador Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:39 PM
Yes, I would advocate this even if the Dems controlled the House.
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.