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    Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Should Congress create an amendment to get rid of the electoral college? Why or why not?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    No,its not what our founding forefathers intended and it would silence or take way any say that the less populated states have.
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Sure, if it is easy to do so. But I wouldn't waste much effort on it.

    No,its not what our founding forefathers intended and it would silence or take way any say that the less populated states have.
    The Founding Fathers also intended for senators to be chosen by state legislatures, a breeding ground for corruption.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 07-21-09 at 12:21 PM.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Yes. Because it makes no sense circa 2009.
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    No, as much as I disagree with many right-winged policies, loss of the electoral college would lead to their demise and too great a shift to the left.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    and too great a shift to the left.
    How, exactly?

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    I guess because Al Gore would have been President in 2000?
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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    How, exactly?
    Look at election results. All of the most populous states regularly vote Democrat. California and New York alone could nearly decide an election, as their populations nearly out strip the rest of the country. If it were pure popular vote, almost no GOP candidates would stand a chance.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Our country was founded on Liberty, not Democracy.

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    Re: Amendment to get rid of the Electoral College?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No,its not what our founding forefathers intended and it would silence or take way any say that the less populated states have.
    I think the entire process is outdated and flawed. Why do we need them? I think we should have a general vote in which every single vote is tallied in a national count and not a state count. The current system where it is possible to have the lesser vote and still obtain office is ridiculas. With the current system its not about what the people want but what the system allows.

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