Should voting system rely only on popular votes?
Not at all.
That would mean only the people who live in highly populated cities would pick the president. Pretty unfair to the rest of the country.
I'm not sure. There are pros and cons, and I can understand both sides.
It directs more power to the states.
Small states and swing states get more power.
I don't think so. I support The electoral voting system
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Yes, it should be what the people want, going by the old rules is contradictive to the type of government we have because that's the type of government we have (what the people choose). The electoral collage rules were made so long ago based on the population and how the world was back then. It needs to be changed.
No I don't agree. I very strongly favor the electoral college.
Also it will NOT happen, so the entire debate is moot. Changing it would require a restructuring of the entire country, and a Constitutional amendment. That is not going to happen, so talking about it is nothing more than a philosophical exercise.
I think people who are against it don't understand how it works, and more importantly why it exists and what it accomplishes. But again, it's all moot because it's not going to happen.
No. If that happens, then only a few states would matter, the rest of the states (like 45) wouldn't have a voice at all.
Plus, they said 3 million illegals voted on the election. That's a huge number, and even if it wasn't true, there's still illegals who vote, even Obama encouraged them to vote. Non-citizens shouldn't be allowed to vote, cause this is not their country.
So no, only relying on popular votes would be unfair.
That won't solve the problems America is currently facing. Look at brexit. It won the popular vote and yet people don't like or accept the result.
Your system is in place for a reason, good or bad, but right now it's just being used as an excuse for the losing side to complain. If trump had won the popular vote and not got in it would be the other side reacting.
The thing is America isn't one country the way most of us thing of it. It's many states - and they vote for the leader.
Shouldn't go but could be adjusted. Otherwise no one would care about other 45 states. Let's just all make a monkey fest out the highest populated states
No. Because we do not want ten large cities deciding the election for the rest of the country. That makes states little more than colonies who cannot vote to protect their own interest
The system is there to give small states a voice.
Popular votes are the way elections are decided in most European countries.
Maybe it should be popular vote instead of electoral, but don't think the result would have been different. I live in a blue state that always goes for the democrat. Many voters don't bother because they knee that the state will never vote for the Republican. If things changed then all of these disenfranchised voters would come out of the woodwork because now they could make a differance
Agree. Fuck the coastal elites/
Deez Nuts 2020
We can do it guys
Abolish the electorate
I couldn't see them ever getting rid of the electoral college , did you know there is 10 million people in Los Angeles county , that is more than the states of ( North Dakota , South Dakota , Idaho , Wyoming , Iowa , Nebraska and Montana ) combined , do you really think those smaller states are going to give away what limited power they have to influence a presidential election and give it all to a few large cities?
Yes, they need to go by the popular vote. Do away with the Electoral College Votes
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