The Electoral College sparks furious debate, but it isn’t the problem.
The problem is called winner-take-all, and it’s sickening our country. Here's how:
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If we selected the president based upon the winner of the most votes nationally, no voter would be ignored and every vote would matter.
In future elections, we will likely see even greater disconnects between margins of victory in the popular vote and electoral margins of victory after all state electors are tallied.
In 2016, only 46 percent of 18- to -29-year-olds cast a ballot, compared to 71 percent of
their elders ages 65 and up.
James Madison Would Hate the Current Presidential Selection System.
Both parties might be pleasantly surprised to learn that they have more to gain from courting every voter during presidential elections in not only Michigan, solidly blue until 2016, but also Mississippi, safely red in the current system.
American colonialists adopted democracy because “it simply made the most sense.”
Americans would be wise to remember that it takes great effort on the part of the electorate to maintain our political ideals
53 years ago America passed the landmark Voting Rights Act. We still have a long way to go to make every vote count.
Some may remember that California used to be a Republican stronghold. But Democrats repositioned their party to capture the nonvoters and the ignored factions. They became the ruling party in California for the last quarter century.