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From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-10 2:22 PM 
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 10261.1 
Is the Electoral College Doomed?
Yes
No
Not sure
Other, explain
 

12 people have voted so far

 

 
From: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-10 2:23 PM 
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 10261.2 in reply to 10261.1 

Article: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/09/05/electoral-college-national-popular-vote-compact-215541

The radical alternative is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact—call it the “Compact,” for short. The most concise explanation: Rather than abolishing the Electoral College via constitutional amendment, state legislatures would change their laws to award their electoral votes to whoever wins the most votes nationwide, regardless of state-by-state results.

 

 
From: Chris Pickles (pickler_mz) DelphiPlus Member IconSep-11 1:37 PM 
To: Stephierawx4 DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (3 of 7) 
 10261.3 in reply to 10261.2 

The problem with that is that all the states would have to agree to it, but they won't.  So it is a non starter.

 

 


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From: RedBV DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostSep-11 1:38 PM 
To: Chris Pickles (pickler_mz) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (4 of 7) 
 10261.4 in reply to 10261.3 

Welcome to the forum . . . have given ya voice . . .

 

 
From: PETERH1969 DelphiPlus Member IconSep-11 7:33 PM 
To: Chris Pickles (pickler_mz) DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (5 of 7) 
 10261.5 in reply to 10261.3 

Not all of the states would have to agree. All that would be needed is enough states whose electoral votes add up to a majority. I hope it happens because the electoral college is a ridiculous mathematical system that allows the loser to become the winner.

 

 
From: MEDDLYSep-12 3:10 PM 
To: PETERH1969 DelphiPlus Member Icon Poll  (6 of 7) 
 10261.6 in reply to 10261.5 

Exactly, I thought ONE MAN, ONE VOTE was the LAW of the LAND. I guess not...

 

 
From: PETERH1969 DelphiPlus Member IconSep-12 3:43 PM 
To: MEDDLY Poll  (7 of 7) 
 10261.7 in reply to 10261.6 

It's really crazy how every election is decided by who gets the most votes except for the most important election of all and not since 1988 has a Republican become president with a majority of the vote. In this last election, Hillary Clinton was clearly the choice of the people, winning the popular vote by enough to fill up the Rose Bowl 28 times.

 

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