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Dump the Electoral College

Posted by Brian on October 12, 2007

Salon has a clear, well-written, persuasive article in favor of getting rid the electoral colleg system here.

Of course, we all know that any sort of reform is a pipe dream as it would require the smaller states to give up their disproportinate influence over our presidential elections. Am I being partisan? Hardly… I just want the candidate who gets the most votes to win. What’s so wrong with that in a democracy?

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One Response to “Dump the Electoral College”

  1. Tony C. said

    One problem is that the United States isn’t a direct democracy, but a Republic. There are several alternative systems used in Europe which tend to produce a victor who may not be anyone’s favorite, but is tolerated by the greatest number of people.

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