lonewolf wrote:jazzcyclist wrote:[As long as those were the stated rules of the game before the election, I don't see why a candidate without a majority of votes but with an EC majority would be any more legitimate than a candidate without a majority of votes in a system that has no EC.
My sentiments exactly..
I understand the rationale behind the design the Electoral College and could argue either side of EC vs popular with equal lack of conviction.
Actually, I tend to favor the system which elects my candidate.
I heard someone on the radio today that if Hurricane Sandy causes large numbers of voters in a few states not to be able to vote, this would be the ideal situation where the electoral college system would come in handy.