Looks like we’re in for another push to eliminate the Electoral College. It sounds so good at first glance, to elect the President directly by popular vote. But picture in your mind’s eye the U.S. map indicating how the vote went: a few of the dense population areas for Gore, the rest for Bush. That’s a graphic illustration of the fact that with a direct vote, those few cities would control the whole country.
The whole heartland of America would never have a hope of electing a president who represents them. Is that fair? I don’t think so. Sure, there are problems that need correcting in the election process. But let’s work on correcting the problems, tighten supervision to ensure that only citizens vote, work to eliminate voter fraud and other abuses, and not throw the baby out with the bath water.
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