Electoral or Popular Vote

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    Which do you think it should be?
     
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    Hello

    The Electoral College was put into the Constitution because our founding fathers did not think the "common people" were smart enough to make such important decisions. In this day and age I do not necessarily think this is true. Therefore I have always been in favor of a Constitutional Amendment repealing the Electoral College and leaving up the people.

    Remember on at least two separate occasions the EC has "elected" someone other than who the majority had voted for. It needs to be put to rest.

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    Electoral College..

    There is a reason that we have each branch chosen in a different manner... checks and balances....

    Electoral college also gives the small states a voice... the states being important, since they are the entities that give the federal government its power thru the constitution
     
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    Electoral college.

    The US is a republic of 50 states.
    The President is the head of state of that republic of 50 states.
    The states, therefore, should have the say in who is the head of state.
    Thus, the electoral college.
     
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    The safeguard in having the electoral college override the majority of popular voters is a good thing. It keeps the large cities from shutting out the rural voters. It works quite well.

    The founding fathers would be appalled to know that stupid people put a goddamned Marxist in the White House in 2008.

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people.
     
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    You do know that you have no right to vote for President - right?
     
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    I've never understood why people think the Electoral College benefits rural areas over cities. The electoral college creates a situation where the only votes that matter are a few swing voters in a handful of states.
     
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    Time to end the EC. A vote is a vote, it shouldn't count for more or less depending on what state you live in. The EC also gives too much
    power to elect our president to the swing states.
     
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    It's more true now than it ever was. Obama's election is proof of that.
     
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    It's never going to happen because only a few big states would benefit and the rest would lose. They are never going to approve an Amendment to repeal it.
     
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