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The electoral college could become a thing of the past

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cityboi    246

I've always believed that elections should be decided by the popular vote and not by some state point system. The 2000 election is a great reason. Al Gore won the popular vote and Bush won the electoral college vote.

"The Electoral College could be inching closer to extermination as California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that would award the state's 55 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote."

http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/08/08/will-electoral-college-become-thing-past

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cloudship    7

And yet this itself could result in the most popular candidate loosing. In a close election one candidate could squeak by by capturing just a slight majority of states with low voter to electoral vote percentages and yet not win the most votes. Even worse, what if we get to a point where we have 3 candidates?

Still, I do agree it is a step in the right direction.

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