A Proposal For Bringing Majority Rule To The U.S.
The Electoral College is an oddity. It results in candidates spending most of their time in a small number of states.
Indeed, in 2004 and 2008, two-thirds of all candidate visits and money were concentrated in six states.
And in four out of 56 presidential elections it has resulted in the winner of the popular vote losing the presidential election. I’ve always thought this could never change because it would require a constitutional amendment. But Kos describes an ingenious effort called the National Popular Vote effort.
In other words, once states totalling 270 electoral votes pass this law, we will collectively choose our president based on whoever wins the most votes.
I heartily approve. And with states totaling 132 electoral votes having agreed to the measure, we are almost halfway to a major change in the way presidential campaigns are run and organized.Click here for reuse options!
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