On Wednesday, New York became the tenth state, in addition to the District of Columbia, to agree to the "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President by National Popular Vote." Written by the National Popular Vote organization, the compact requires its signatory states to pledge their Electoral College delegates to whichever presidential candidate receives the most votes nationwide. Currently, states pledge their delegates to the candidate who receives the most votes within the state. This can lead to situations like the 2000 presidential election, when Al Gore received the most votes nationwide, but still lost the election to George Bush. Lindsay France asks RT's Sam Sacks whether the Electoral College may finally be headed for the dust bin of history.
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Honestly, I think we should get rid of the electoral college. I believe it only makes sense. If we are a democracy, why not be a democracy that elects its highest leader? I mean it only makes sense.. I mean I know what some people are going to say, "hey we arent a democracy, we are a republic!". But you can be a republic and a democracy at the same time. The electoral college is outdated and irrational with our political climate and system.