Delaware Edges Toward Popular Vote

Jul 2014
13,538
8,189
massachusetts
#12
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The USA isn't a democracy, it's a representative republic, by design.

To subvert the tyranny of the majority, so elections aren't decided by a handful of densely population states, and the EC doesn't subvert the wishes of hundreds of millions. It's genius.

Same story with the Senate, Delaware should also require it's Senators to vote exactly as other states with the most population, no?
The electoral college and the Senate are remnants of a deal to preserve slavery.
The sooner they go the better off the nation.
 
Dec 2018
1,353
476
New England
#15
Think about it: Every library board member, city councilor, state legislator and U.S. senator and representative — but not the president — is elected directly by the people.
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If one thinks more about the Senate one realizes that its structure gives far more weight to geography than population than the electoral college ever has or ever could. The electoral college cuts against the popular vote a few times a century. One could argue it happens with almost every Senate vote.

If democracy based only on proportional representation is what you're after, your first mission should be to abolish the US Senate.
 
Dec 2015
14,579
13,491
Arizona
#16
If one thinks more about the Senate one realizes that its structure gives far more weight to geography than population than the electoral college ever has or ever could. The electoral college cuts against the popular vote a few times a century. One could argue it happens with almost every Senate vote.

If democracy based only on proportional representation is what you're after, your first mission should be to abolish the US Senate.

Well, sure. There's that, but I think the American voter just wants their vote to count. Period. WE/they believe in the popular vote---the majority vote---and have seen the EC fail twice in 2 decades--both times the GOP candidate won. I don't believe in coincidences. The EC is extremely flawed and SMART states are attempting to rectify the problem without amending our founding document.
 
Dec 2013
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18,933
Beware of watermelons
#20
This isn't about Clinton. And the only side that has ever benefitted from the EC are Republicans. Since you seem to think that it's bad campaigning that is the reason why Democrats lost in those cases. Lets put your theory to work and see if that's true when Republicans have to win the popular vote to win elections.

Um... no... its the people in the less populated states. It is the president of the United States not the president of the American people. That is a very important difference.
 

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