Should we abolish the Electoral College?

  • metta

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    Mar 04, 2016 1:12 AM GMT
    Abolish the Electoral College and remove it from the political process. It has outlived it's purpose.


    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-26.fb49?source=s.fb&r_by=552214



    hmm...I'm not sure. I think the Democrats should get rid of the delegates and super delegates and just base it on votes.
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    Mar 04, 2016 1:28 AM GMT
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    I need to re-examine how I feel about both the electoral college and delegates.

    While I tend to be very much for democratic one person/one vote, at the same time I do fear tyranny of the majority, and especially in this day of mass media and given an uneducated population, lacking training in critical thinking skills--most of these idiots think "reality TV is real"--I'd not want a Trump to walk away with my party.

    So just as I might defer to the wisdom of a court on, say, an issue like civil rights, which I do not feel should be subjugated to popular vote, I certainly understand safeguards and whatever procedures allow for as much freedom as possible without letting it all get away.

    You might not want a solid door, maybe not even a Dutch door but you might want a screen door on that entryway. There's a lot of shit out there and the flies might get in.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 04, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    perhaps you should get rid of campaigning.
    several countries, including canada only have campaigning for a few weeks, not 4 years starting after the previous election.

    At any rate, it doesnt matter, In 8 years an AI could theoretically win (citizen's united making the slippery slope to AI "citizenship").
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    Mar 04, 2016 6:23 AM GMT
    They tried before and failed. Not holding my breath.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 04, 2016 2:03 PM GMT
    Abolishing the outmoded electoral college is as futile as converting the U.S. into the Metric System of measurement. Horribly sad but true.

    Both delegates and super delegates should be abolished as well. The presidential candidates should be chosen by the vote of the people.