Skip to comments.Al Gore calls for an end to the Electoral College (just go away Al)
Posted on 08/31/2012 7:56:54 PM PDT by Kolath
Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College the system that cost him the presidency in 2000.
Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.
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...and he’s way smarter than our founders! :/
re: “Former vice president Al Gore is calling for an end to the Electoral College”
Here’s an idea - How about calling for an end to Algore?
Every election this same thing comes up. The Electoral College still works, why get rid of it?
Even Tipper stopped listening to him.
He’s just mad because he wanted to try out for their football team.
Imagine Florida 2000 recounts and challenges in every state. At a minimum the Electoral College helps focus the fraud so hopefully it can be detected and fought. Blue states NY and CA would have amazingly high turnouts, totally wiping out any value to small states.
And I’m sure the electoral college would just love to call for an end to Al Gore.
I-Gore..One of the true sociopaths in politics today. Has absolutely no concept of emotion so he awkwardly acts it out and always fails.
...with great FREEPER remembrances of the day!
I hear the Electorial College has a good defensive line this year
Seems they did just that in 2000 (with a little help from SCOTUS)
Unless I'm confused, any state can opt to allocate delegates proportionally or in any other way it sees fit. The Constitution does not require winner-take-all.
Of course, any state that does so immediately becomes a great deal less important in the presidential election. Which is why they don't.
That said, it should be pointed out that the Electoral College functioned as intended only in the first two elections. Ever since its functionality, to the extent it has any, bears absolutely no resemblance to that intended by the Founders.
Hillary Clinton said the same thing.
That one sentence alone should dissuade anyone from calling America a democracy.
If America were a democracy instead of a Constitutional Republic then it would already be that way.
FU ManBearPig, you’re yesterday’s news.
You lost, Al! Ha! Ha!
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