jeudi 27 juillet 2017

Suppose the Electoral College was abolished?

The Electoral College was created to prevent smaller states from being overwhelmed by more populous states at a time when the states were the primary organ of government, and the federal government was relatively limited. Those days ended long ago, and other interests are paramount now. Rhode Island and Wyoming, for example, have small populations, but they have much more in common with their immediate neighbors than with each other. And large states like New York and Texas don't have much in common with each other either.

If the President was selected entirely on the basis of the popular vote, Democrats in the red states and Republicans in the blue states would have equal voice in the national government. Every voter would have reason to go to the polls. What would be the impact of true popular election on the electoral process and the government?


via International Skeptics Forum

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