To: Dont Mention the War
Were it up to me (millions are no doubt thankful that it isn't), I'd get rid of the Electoral College
-- that is, the flesh-and-blood electors who cast the official electoral votes. The electoral vote system is fine, in fact in my opinion necessary, but the electoral votes should be automatically awarded pursuant to the popular votes of each state.
One elector from DC withheld abstained in 2000; an elector from Washington voted for Ronald Reagan in 1976; and an elector from Virginia voted for Libertarian John Hospers in 1972. That shouldn't happen. We're playing with fire. Ditch the electors, but keep the electoral votes.
posted on 06/03/2004 8:32:23 PM PDT
(I've told you a billion times: stop exaggerating!)
Ya, the electors are a dangerous anachronism, and should be bounced. I agree. We seem to agree on a lot. :)
posted on 06/03/2004 8:33:50 PM PDT
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