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Proposing a compromise on the Electoral College

Proposing a compromise on the Electoral College

The 540-vote margin in Florida that swung the 2000 election is still the modern record-holder for close races, but this is a pretty remarkable result.

We had a presidential election and, for the fifth time in our history, the victor did not win the popular vote. Presidential electors are not required to vote for a particular candidate under the Constitution. If each person in the USA has the same voting power and California has more than ten times the number of people as Utah, any candidate that supported the legalization of marijuana would receive far more support.

Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. The election result has already put the Democrats on notice, and the same must be done for the GOP. "Because we say now that every vote counts, when in reality a vote in NY is probably worth one fifth of a vote in Pennsylvania because of the Electoral College".

Thank God for the Electoral College. Hypothetically, if 2 million voters selected a Democrat, and 1.5 million selected a Republican, the state would send all of its electors to vote for the Democratic candidate.

Montana has 648,764 registered voters giving them 3 electoral votes and usually always votes Republican.

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However, I agree with Mr. Crouser on one point: it is highly unlikely to change. I don't think that's the answer and I'm writing to you in hopes that it will get your readership to thinking about the original goal of the Electoral College.

But even Gore wasn't the first candidate to be the central figure in this rare outcome. During the debate, some delegates felt that a direct popular election would lead to the election of each state's favorite son and none would emerge with sufficient popular majority to govern the country. Ultimately, the House of Representatives named the next president, John Quincy Adams.

MOTIVATED reasoning-ignoring inconvenient truths on a cognitive path toward conclusions that match our pre-existing beliefs or commitments-afflicts all of us from time to time.

If a Republican won the majority of votes in a state, then the electors chosen by the Republican Party would cast their ballots. This agreement will take effect when the total electoral votes in the compact states equal 270 or more. The same can be said for NY with 29 Electoral Votes. "Also, it's extremely hard to get rid of the Electoral College".


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