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Do swing states have too much power in Presidential elections?

  • It is undemocratic.

    You can state that these swing states only prove that the president is the more popular one to lead the country, but it does not seem to cover that other people's states will have proper representation as they are generally less regarded. If all states were to be swing states, the candidates would need to work to have everyone's voice heard instead of just a few .

  • Yes,they do...

    About 10 swing states will decide the winner, with the president currently holding a slender lead in those he needs to win to secure the 270 electoral college votes required for victory.

    It is entirely possible therefore that Barack Obama could win the electoral college and the White House while receiving fewer votes overall than Mitt Romney.

    That scenario would be a repeat of 2000, though with the parties reversed, when Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote, but George W Bush narrowly won the electoral college by five votes after being awarded Florida in contentious circumstances.

  • They give minorities disproportionate influence

    The presidential election is one of the most significant elections that takes place in the U.S. It should be something shared equally among all eligible citizens. However, this is hampered by the swing states' control of the electoral college's ultimate outcome. A small amount of people moving to a swing state and voting has the capability to have an enormous impact with person-value much higher than the amount mentioned. This is simply ludicrous.

  • Yes, swing states tend to determine the presidential winner

    I believe that with so many states regularly going to one party or the other on a consistent basis, that swing states in fact do have too much sway when it comes to presidential elections. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the electoral vote system to not have a half dozen swing states have a much more significant say in the elections.

  • Voters are as enthusiastic as in 2008 and firmly believe in one camp or the other

    Yes, the swing states have too much power in Presidential elections. Voters in the nation's key battlegrounds have become as enthusiastic and engaged in the 2012 presidential election as they were in the historic contest four years ago, and they finally have made up their minds about President Obama and Mitt Romney. The 11th and final Swing States Poll, a USA TODAY series that began a year ago, finds voters increasingly excited about the election and settled in their support. They say they have a clear idea what each candidate would do if elected — though that has caused some alarm. Most express concern that a President Romney would return to failed GOP policies and that a re-elected Obama would rely too much on Big Government.

  • We have a system in place

    We have to use it until it's changed a swing state is no more important than a blue state or a red one when it's all added up.

    The electoral college system is flawed but I am not going to blame Ohio or Florida if my guy doesn't win, the problem is not with the states rather the system itself.


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