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Electoral College Is Democratic, Not democratic

Thomas274 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 12:26 PM
...start by adjusting the winner-take- all. "The Electoral College is a strange mechanism, created to avert imaginary dangers, that violates basic democratic principles for no good reason." "...a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction." We're supposed to take the word of Steve Chapman over James Madison? I don't think so. This country will not produce political thinkers such as the founders if it survives 1000 years.
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.

Nate...