View Poll Results: Should Congress create an amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

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Thread: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Given that the President is the head of Government, elected by the states, and that the Federal Government governs over a Republic of sovereign states, the electoral college shoud have 50 memebers, one from each state, as under the Constitution, each state is equal.
    Each state is equal, but each person is equal too, and under your system, the people of Alaska, who are represented by the government of alaska, have more say than I do, though the government of California. I personally think that the EV should go off of house seats. Lets end vote welfare.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    People are trying to get rid of the electoral college even though what they should be doing is writing their state legislators requesting that their state use a proportional system in divvying up electoral votes. Like Maine uses.

    If all the people in the "minority" parties for their states rallied for this, it would eventually pass. But too much focus is being placed on it being a national thing when it is totally a state thing.

    Right now, in the current system, your vote can count. If your state altered the way they delegate the EC votes. They only talk about abolishing the EC in order to make you think they actyally care.
    All that divying it up by districts would do would be to give us swing districts instead of swing states. I fail to see the real difference here.
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    All that divying it up by districts would do would be to give us swing districts instead of swing states. I fail to see the real difference here.
    More of an opportunity to be heard. there would be many more swing districts than swing states.

    Plus, I'm more in favor of a proportional allocation that a district based allocation. That would mean that there wouldn't even be swing districts.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    More of an opportunity to be heard. there would be many more swing districts than swing states.

    Plus, I'm more in favor of a proportional allocation that a district based allocation. That would mean that there wouldn't even be swing districts.
    You mentioned Maine and Nebraska, those two do a district-based approach. And swing disctricts don't really make things better. Last year, 14 or so states were seriously contested by one side or the other. Everyone in those states were targeted, that's a lot of people. Do you really think it'd be that many if we go by districts, many of which are gerrymandered?
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    One thing a proportional vote tally might do is give a little more legitimacy to a third party candidate.
    Good catch, I never thought about that angle, but this may become something in the next decade if Washington doesn't change, I think third party becomes viable then.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Good catch, I never thought about that angle, but this may become something in the next decade if Washington doesn't change, I think third party becomes viable then.
    Haven't people been saying that for decades? It's never happened so far.
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Haven't people been saying that for decades? It's never happened so far.
    And as long as third parties remain as ridiculous as they are now it won't, ever.

    Am I the only one here who is perfectly okay with that?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Haven't people been saying that for decades? It's never happened so far.
    Difference now is that more people seem to be saying it. I'll admit that for third party viability it would take both parties to fall into extreme disfavor with a good block of their supporters, but this seems to be happening currently, only time will tell though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    And as long as third parties remain as ridiculous as they are now it won't, ever.

    Am I the only one here who is perfectly okay with that?
    I'm okay with two parties that stand for something solid, as it stands both parties are a mess at the moment, I'm okay with what's best for our country.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    That's like asking if every adult American should be given a million dollars. It's just not going to happen.

    It's sort of like debating how many angles can dance on the head of a pin.

    It takes 3/4 of the States voting and approving to pass an Amendment. I say again....this is not going to happen.

    Why would any one, other than Democrats that live in New York and California be for just a thing?
    I came into this world fighting, screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem going out the same way.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    And as long as third parties remain as ridiculous as they are now it won't, ever.

    Am I the only one here who is perfectly okay with that?
    Why are they ridiculous?
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Haven't people been saying that for decades? It's never happened so far.
    Ross Perot and the Reform party proves that assertion wrong.
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