Flawed Electoral Vote System Action Plan

ROGO1

So it’s quite possible the flawed electoral voting system for a third time will disregard the majority of the voters choice to lead our country and this third strike puts our democracy on the precipice of civil unrest and push our global reputation past the point of no return due to one man's failed attempted at politics, In my view and most whom I have spoke to are sick of all the dying, lying, deceiving and failed leadership of Trump & the Republican party supporting his antics, this cannot be allowed & a set date of a total U.S. sick out should be set for each Monday starting November 9, 2020 to involve every U.S. registered voter until final resolve of eliminating the electoral voting system & reclaim our constitutional right to a fair majority wins vote!...

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Carl_R
Carl_R

This is not a democracy. This is a Republic. The Electoral College was part of a grand compromise, intended to balance the power between the populous states and the rural ones. The House of Representatives is based on population, and thus assures that any bills passed will be acceptable to the populous states. The Senate favors the rural states, and assures that any bills passed will be acceptable to the small states. The Electoral College is a balance between the Rural States and the Populous states, assuring that the President will represent both.

Without the Electoral College and the Senate, the less populous states would be irrelevant in the choosing the Presidency and in making laws. No sane rural state would agree to become irrelevant. Since a Constitutional Amendment would be required to eliminate the Electoral College, you would need a majority of the rural states to agree to become irrelevant. I find it hard to believe that that will happen.

The Electoral College is doing exactly what it was designed to do. It is preserving the rights of the less populous states to have a say in the selection of the President. Even with the Electoral College, the big states such as California, New York, Texas, Florida, etc, have the majority of control over the selection of the President, but at least the smaller states currently play a role in the selection.

Lance Manly
Lance Manly

The electoral college was set up to protect slavery. People have come up with ways to make is sound good, like saying the civil war was about states rights. It is about time we got rid of it

"At the Philadelphia convention, the visionary Pennsylvanian James Wilson proposed direct national election of the president. But the savvy Virginian James Madison responded that such a system would prove unacceptable to the South: “The right of suffrage was much more diffusive [i.e., extensive] in the Northern than the Southern States; and the latter could have no influence in the election on the score of Negroes.” In other words, in a direct election system, the North would outnumber the South, whose many slaves (more than half a million in all) of course could not vote. But the Electoral College—a prototype of which Madison proposed in this same speech—instead let each southern state count its slaves, albeit with a two-fifths discount, in computing its share of the overall count."


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