JRM wrote:Is the electoral college process really that much of a mystery to most citizens of the US?
Can you name the two states that are NOT winner-take-all for their Electors? God forbid that the election should come down to that!
Furthermore, I've heard all the pro-Electoral College arguments, and I still don't buy them. I say the popular vote wins, and if no candidate gets 50%, there's a run-off between the top two.
and spend how much money to have another election? That's crazy. Whomever get's the most votes wins. Period. (Clinton '92)
If they eliminate the electoral college, which I think should happen, then the courage is needed to also eliminate the senate. (that should save a lot of money!) California has more population than the 22 least populated states combined, but each person in California has effectively less say than the people in those 22 states.
Eliminate the senate. And give the residents of the District of Columbia EQUAL representation to the other citizens of the US.