Colorado may split electoral college votes

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    www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/2004-09-12-electoral-college_x.htm

    On November. 2, voters will consider a proposal to immediately scrap the state's winner-take-all electoral vote system and allow candidates t keep a portion of the delegates they win. In theory, a candidate could win 55% of the statewide vote and get only five of the state's electoral votes.

    Only two other states divide electoral votes, Nebraska and Maine. Each gives two voted to the winner of each state, and the remaining votes are cast to show who won each congressional district.

    Colorado would be the first state to allocate all it's electoral proportionately according to popular vote- something supporters say would make every vote count.

    Question is does this posibility exemplify a true represetative republic elective process, or just cause more problems for an already somewhat problematic election day???
     
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    Already have another thread on this. I hope the Coloradans against Stupid Ideas can win hehe.
     

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