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ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby joebialek » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:39 pm

The debate has started again as to whether the US Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote
eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain unchanged. Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change the electoral votes to electoral points and reward each candidate a percentage of points based on the percentage of popular votes received in each state.

This would eliminate the "winner take all" system thus allowing for all the votes to count. A voter is more apt to believe their vote counted when a percentage of popular votes are taken into account rather than the "all or nothing" system currently in existence. Further, this new system would integrate the desire for a popular vote for president with the need for the individual states to determine who actually gets elected.

As for political primaries the number of delegates awarded in each state should be determined by the percentage of votes won by each candidate.

For 2016 multiplying the percentage of votes each candidate received {in each state} times the number of electoral votes {in each state} results in the following: Clinton 256.985 and Trump 253.482.
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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby Sheena » Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:22 pm

More like sports stats than politics. The EC is supposed to use superior and relatively independent judgement.
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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby graceshah » Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:23 am

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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby Sheena » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:59 am

What is this, a junior hs essay assignment?
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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby aussie_musician » Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:48 pm

not that I know much about the US Political system, but to me, it does seem a bit "complex" for the candidates to visit every area of America to gain votes and thus be elected ..

why about having a candidate for every electorate and then for each MP (member of Parliament here in Aus) to vote for the leader of the party and thus the country ??
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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby Sheena » Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:40 pm

This poster is advocating a parliamentary system which is different from the presidential one. There are so many sources of information about these theories of government that it is useless to replicate them here.
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Re: ELECTORAL COLLEGE

Postby Tal » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:36 am

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should, on no account, be allowed to do the job." - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams.
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