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Is the electoral college still a useful function in today's America politics? Subscribe to comments to this posting
Posted by Bob   •   Friday, 2012-November-30
Back when our Constitution was originally penned most of the population was not aware of current events as we are today. News in those days traveled slow and many times did not represent the actual facts of the time.
Today however with the radio, television, and the Internet word travels as fast as the speed of light. People are much more aware of what is occurring around them, and much more able to reach an informed decision on the selection of their president. The only thing the electoral College does today is to ensure that the candidates for president and vice president do not campaign in all 50 states. If the electoral college was eliminated and the decision on who is elected was determined by popular vote, then every person's vote would be counted equally, that is of equal weight. It is unfair that only 1% of the large state can cause every person's vote in that state to be counted for one candidate, leaving 49% without a voice in the electoral process.
Even small states like Idaho, or Wyoming might find the candidates spending a little more time and little more effort communicating with the voters in those states. And it's only fair that a voter in Wyoming should have just as much to say about who is going to be the present United States as a voter in California. The elections now are four years away but I predict states like Ohio and Pennsylvania will start seeing perspective candidates shaking hands and giving speeches to the voters of those states before 2013 closes.
A constitutional amendment is needed to change the look toward a process, but the amendment itself to be less than 50 words long.
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