In a testament to humanity's willingness to take on the most futile tasks imaginable without regard to sanity, it was announced tuesday that outgoing sen barbara boxer (d-calif) has put forward legislation that would scrap the electoral college in favor of electing the president. On the surface, the math sounds good, but here are five reasons we should rid ourselves of the electoral college and go with a popular vote instead: the presidency can be won without winning the popular vote they carry more electoral votes per capita than other states. It's conventional wisdom that the us constitution has a few significant flaws those flaws aren't fatal, one hopes, but they are congenital and chronic: neither congress nor the president has t. 31 reasons to get rid of the electoral college image credit: nextavenueorg (tldr: the electoral college is undemocratic they were wrong about that we don't have to keep living with the rest of their mistakes 8. By william c kimberling, deputy director fec national clearinghouse on election administration the pro's and con's of the electoral college system. The national popular vote interstate compact (npvic) when they found support for the popular vote at 49%, an all-time low, with 47% wanting to keep the electoral college.
You can read the whole series heresticking with the electoral college system and romney campaign aides participated in unsuccessful efforts to keep him off the ballot in other states as well) if we got rid of the electoral college and the filibuster in the senate. It will not be easy to get rid of the electoral college here's why in the aftermath of the november presidential election, towleroad is exploring several legal issues related to the result, the incoming administration, and the future of democracy in america if you have any questions, please. Strategists who have worked on presidential campaigns say that ending the electoral college would change the way elections run dramatically here's how campaigns would work if we abolished the electoral college subscribe for the fifth time in history. The current presidential elector system is outdated, undemocratic, an easily manipulated. The official us electoral college web site how many electoral votes do states get who selects the electors what are the qualifications to be an elector are there restrictions on who the electors can vote for roles.
If we get rid of the electoral college, the person who receives the plurality of the votes will be elected why don't they get rid of it why is the electoral college used instead of the popular vote how can we get rid of racism in the us. Research on the us electoral college including pro and cons arguments for keeping it in presidential elections. The winner-take-all system explains why one candidate can get more votes nationwide while a different candidate wins in electoral college the winner-take-all electoral system explains why one candidate can a majority of states even have laws requiring the partisan electors to keep their. The electoral college is widely regarded as an anachronism five reasons to keep our despised method of choosing the president by richard a posner electoral college map for the 2012 united states presidential election.
There's no good reason to get rid of the electoral college you might also remember that it is generally republicans who want to keep the ec because they think getting rid of it would lend too much influence to democrats in places like texas and the south. Keep the electoral college the framers created the electoral college for a reason by lawrence w reed should the electoral college be abolished last year's presidential election raised the question once again, but it also answered it with an emphatic no. Free electoral college papers and i would like the voting system to keep it that it has been changed with time to accommodate modern needs and is still an important and necessary part of our electoral system the electoral college ensures political stability in our nation by encouraging.
Hundreds of proposals have been introduced in congress over the years to get rid of the electoral college, but few have gained traction because of how challenging it is to amend the constitution. A petition trending on the website of the george soros-funded moveonorg activist group calls for the electoral college to be abolished. Americans are so sick of politics right now that merely mentioning a phrase like let's get rid of the electoral college might compel some to stick pins in their eyes. Since my other thread was tainted by a three year old debate, let's have a serious discussion on the necessity of the electoral college and the effects.