Thursday, March 02, 2006

Elect U.S. President by Popular Vote!!

To get rid of the Electoral College would require a Constitutional Ammendment. That is not likely to happen in my life time or yours. But there is a way to elect our President by popular vote. How? By changing a law in enough states to in effect require electors to split there votes. Right now we have a 'winner take all' method. For the details of this new way read Hendrik Hertzberg's column "Comment:Count'em", in the March 6, 2006 issue of "The New Yorker".

1 comment:

DemocracyUSA said...

Great to see this. The plan makes so much sense.

To see some arguments for why the current Electoral College system is particularly broken for the modern era, check out www.fairvote.org/presidential