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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:06 PM Nov 2012

Should the Electoral College stay or go [View all]


29 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Electoral College should remain
10 (34%)
Abolish the Electoral College
15 (52%)
Change it some other way
4 (14%)
Not Sure
0 (0%)
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Just because we won doesn't mean it works properly. Fearless Nov 2012 #1
Agreed, based on the idea that everyone has the same worth as a person, their votes should GreenPartyVoter Nov 2012 #2
Well it probably was constitutional back then. white_wolf Nov 2012 #3
If there were no campaiging (everyone would receive a voters' guide instead) would there be a patrice Nov 2012 #4
Campaigns should be publicly funded and the Electoral College is an anachronism! LongTomH Nov 2012 #6
That is part of its purpose, but another part is to weight less populated areas patrice Nov 2012 #12
The Senate is more than sufficient with respect to your point WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #20
Yes - Or it would be if we had authentic public financed campaigns & NO dependence upon MSM patrice Nov 2012 #21
I think the United States is suffering from a lack of neutral news outlets. Selatius Nov 2012 #28
It should go but there need to be other changes to our elections jp11 Nov 2012 #5
It should go via an amendment FreeJoe Nov 2012 #7
Flush it! I don't ever... WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #8
What about proportional EVs? BadgerKid Nov 2012 #9
Maine & New Hampshire, I think, see the article I linked above. nt patrice Nov 2012 #23
This is f'ing interesting... WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #10
Being a resident of Oklahoma I say keep it. ipfilter Nov 2012 #13
7 EVs is a much bigger worry when CA has *just* 55 WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #16
The only change needed is make them actually filibuster madokie Nov 2012 #11
Tempted to say "keep it" after last night, but it should go. dawg Nov 2012 #14
I think it should stay treestar Nov 2012 #15
That's the problem today... WhaTHellsgoingonhere Nov 2012 #19
Go. It would be unconstitutional but for the fact.... Tommy_Carcetti Nov 2012 #17
I vote go but .. Ganja Ninja Nov 2012 #18
I see both sides, but can you imagine the pain of a recount? gollygee Nov 2012 #22
Good point! Without EVs, HOW could you do a recount if you needed to, unless we're using paper patrice Nov 2012 #24
never thought about it this way.... slutticus Nov 2012 #30
I think I'd like to see the states' electors unbunched (like Nebraska and Maine do). Bucky Nov 2012 #25
It's gotta go. trotsky Nov 2012 #26
Yes I think plcdude Nov 2012 #27
The question is moot IMO slackmaster Nov 2012 #29
One problem with abolition... leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #31
I'd prefer to see states split up EV's like Maine does. hughee99 Nov 2012 #32
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