susan3031 Wrote:
Nov 18, 2012 1:32 PM
If you support the current presidential election system, believing it is what the Founders intended and that it is in the Constitution, then you are mistaken The current presidential election system does not function, at all, the way that the Founders thought that it would. Supporters of National Popular Vote find it hard to believe the Founding Fathers would endorse the current electoral system where 80% of the states and voters now are completely politically irrelevant. 10 of the original 13 states are ignored now. In 2008, presidential campaigns spent 98% of their resources in just 15 states where they were not hopelessly behind or safely ahead, and could win the bare plurality of the vote to win all of the state’s electors.