Thank you for stopping by for a visit. You are invited to read and comment on anything posted on this blog. I advocate the maximum amount of Personal and Economic Liberty, consistent with the defense of individual rights. I am fiscally conservative yet socially tolerant, I favor lower taxes, free trade, individual rights, strong national defense and limited government. I subscribe to the Freedom Fighters Creed: I am an American Patriot, defender of the Constitution, First Principles and Essential Liberty.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Popular Vote or the Electoral College?

While New Hampshire maneuvers to maintain first-in-the-nation primary status, a new Gallup poll reveals many Americans don’t care who New Hampshirites want to be President. In fact, they don’t care who any state wants to be President. A majority of those polled—62 percent—would prefer to amend the Constitution so that the candidate who receives the most votes nationwide becomes President, while 35 percent of Americans would keep the Electoral College. With the spirit of the times supposedly against the Electoral College, why preserve the Founders’ constitutional design?

The Electoral College preserves federalism, encourages candidates to build national coalitions, and grants definitive electoral outcomes. It requires a presidential candidate to win simultaneous elections across 50 states and the District of Columbia.

It requires a presidential candidate to win simultaneous elections across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Here is how the Electoral College works: Each state has a number of electoral votes equal to the number of Representatives for the state plus the number of Senators. (Per the 23rd Amendment, the District of Columbia has the same number of electoral votes as that of the least populous state—currently three votes). Each state except Maine and Nebraska has a “winner-take-all” system, whereby the presidential candidate who wins the state receives all the state’s electoral votes. A President is elected when one candidate obtains a majority of these states’ electoral votes (currently 270 electoral votes).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would like to see an end to the electoral college,and put the actual vote where it should be.