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Monday, October 24, 2016

Americans Right, Left and Center Must Agree that System Undemocratic!

It's 2016, two-hundred-forty years since Americans declared its independence from England, and the convoluted method they came up with for electing a president is totally out of date and completely non-democratic by modern standards.

  • Yes, it is time, and has been for the past few decades or longer, to amend the Constitution and institute the election of President by popular vote. 
  • Yes, that means to cancel/delete the Electoral College!
The Electoral College distorts the results of the votes, the will of the people.
  • A person can be elected President without getting the highest number of votes.
  • People living in states with smaller populations have more powerful votes, because the state's delegates are the sum of its congressmen and two senators. So if you calculate how many potential voters per delegate in each state you will see that New York and California there are many more citizens per delegate than Nevada or Colorado. 
USA Electoral College System

As I had been taught, way back when, the principle of democracy is that each vote has the same weight. All citizens are supposed to be equal. I don't see how this is possible with the system as it now stands.

What do you think?
Good luck America!

2 comments:

Cindy said...

I agree with you and so do a lot of Americans!

Batya Medad said...

So, if that's the case, why isn't it getting publicity? Why hasn't the process begun?