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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 02:59 PM

"Let the People Pick the President": The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

https://www.democracynow.org/2020/10/30/jesse_wegman_abolish_electoral_college

As the presidential candidates make their final campaign push ahead of Election Day by visiting key battleground states like Florida and North Carolina, we turn now to look at the case for abolishing the Electoral College.

Two of the last three presidencies, Donald Trumpís included, have gone to the candidate who lost the popular vote. In 2000, the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing the election to George W. Bush. It was later determined Vice President Al Gore actually won the election by half a million votes. In 2016, Hillary Clinton received almost 3 million more votes than Trump, but Trump still won.

The Electoral College, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution by the wealthy white Founders, many of whom were slaveholders, has allowed these victories, where the loser wins. But a mass movement is building to elect the president through a national popular vote.

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:10 PM

1. Electoral reform must be top priority from day 1; otherwise this will be only election Ds will win.

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:35 PM

2. Republicans Will Agree

if the Democratic party adds FL or TX to their solid blue states. The path to the Presidency gets a lot harder for Republicans if the 4 largest states in the EC are reliably in the Democratic column(CA, TX, FL & NY).

I'm for this if all US citizen votes are counted (states plus territories).

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