Should we eliminate the Electoral College and count only popular votes?
In 2000, Al Gore got half a million votes more than George W. Bush, a wider popular vote margin than John F. Kennedy had to best Richard Nixon -- but with Florida, Bush won the Electoral College, 271-266 because the Supreme Court refused to let a recount continue with fewer than 500 votes difference.
To amend the Constitution, the House and Senate must both pass the amendment by two-thirds votes, then three-fourths of the states must approve. The machinery of the Constitution is precisely calibrated to discourage changes.
In 1969, the House overwhelmingly voted to end the Electoral College system. Both Johnson and Nixon supported the move; only 70 lawmakers voted no. But the measure was filibustered to death in the Senate.
Individual states can ammend their constitutions and the election process much easier, effectivly eliminating the negative effects of the electoral college buy relying on the popular vote. This is being worked on now by http://www.nationalpopularvote.com
Should we elect based only on the actual popular votes cast in elections or continue with the present system?
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