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  • Original purpose not served

    The original purpose of the electoral college was to act in the part of the legislature (remember that the number of electors equals the senate and house combined). You still see versions of this in republics around the world. Switzerland has a collective executive (co-equal cabinet that cannot be fired by the chief executive) that is selected by the whole legislature; same thing in Germany. People may have an issue with the legislature selecting the executive, believing it causes a screw-up of the separation of powers, but those same people don't bat an eye when the executive appoints justices to a supposedly independent branch - the judicial. Perhaps, since the president nominates and the congress approves this is allowed; then, I offer this:

    The president and cabinet shall be nominated by the Congress (Senate & House), and upon approval of the Supreme Court, shall assume the positions. A veto and executive orders may only be conducted when a majority of the executive (president & cabinet) are in favour of such.

  • Yes, but in a modified form

    The electoral college was designed to be a non-partisan body of electors who would exercise independent judgement when scrutinizing and voting for the President. The current institution of the electoral college was not what the Framers intended.

    The benefit of the modified electoral college is that a smaller group of people can better scrutinize and call into account candidates for President. For e.g. if a State has thirty electors, those thirty people can question each candidate for President and 'grill' them (much like a Senate Inquiry) so as to elicit from them their thoughts and plans for a specific policy or objective. If those electors are chosen by the people, then at least this would provide some legitimacy to the office of elector.

    Where the President is popularly elected, the masses cannot directly ask the candidate questions, and any kind of 'forum' or 'town-hall meeting' where people do ask questions to candidates are controlled environments and supplementary questions are usually not allowed. Therefore the scrutiny over candidates is very weak and ineffective. Candidates get away with answering in a vague or ambiguous manner; but in an environment where your vote depends on thirty people, then you're less likely to be vague and ambiguous.

    Check out more on political reform in the United States by looking at the 28th, 28th Amendment on the Politics Forum. I will soon be releasing the 30th Amendment which details this new electoral college and other changes to the institution of the Executive Branch. It is part of comprehensive overhaul of America's political system.

  • Let the People Choose!!!!

    If the citizens of the United States vote every four years for a new president, someone who will lead our country, why is the decision taken out of our hands, and placed into a group of chosen citizens? The public vote literally determines nothing in the final vote made by the electoral college, except MAYBE the fact that the electoral college can be swayed by a certain number of votes. In every election, it has only occurred a small handful of times where the electoral college did not choose the popular vote. But I feel as a nation our leader should be chosen by who we think the better leader is, not a group representing u

  • Change the College delegate count and polls open-close

    In 2008, then the Race was called when Utah Polls closed. Which meant that the West Coast States, Alaska and Hawaii votes didn't matter in a National Election!
    The College meant have been good idea in the earlier years of our nation, but now it is a joke " Your Vote Counts!"!
    1. Maybe Amend the process, all States Polls open and Closed then Hawaii's polls open and close.
    2. College delegates should ONLY count the available Voters for the election. They use US Census numbers, which counts even Illegals (and their extended family) and criminals. This is totally BS.

  • Absolutely not .

    The American election system is quite possibly the worst of any democracy. I could spend an hour explaining why, but these YouTube videos do a good job of it.
    Https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=7wC42HgLA4k
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  • It is a waste

    If the citizens of the United States vote every four years for a new president, someone who will lead our country, why is the decision taken out of our hands, and placed into a group of chosen citizens? The public vote literally determines nothing in the final vote made by the electoral college, except MAYBE the fact that the electoral college can be swayed by a certain number of votes. In every election, it has only occurred a small handful of times where the electoral college did not choose the popular vote. But I feel as a nation our leader should be chosen by who we think the better leader is, not a group representing us.


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