The electoral vote allows states like ND, SD, MN, etc. to have more voting power while limiting the voting power of states like California and Texas. This makes it so it easier to get a president that will help not only the states with more people but the states with a lower population as well. It still is fair because the states with a higher population still have more electoral votes.
The Electoral College is embodied in our Constitution. It has served America well for over 200+ years. When something works, you don't tamper with it! http://www.usconstitution.net/consttop_elec.html http://uselectionatlas.org/INFORMATION/INFORMATION/electcollege_history.php
It will never be abolished. It's in the constitution.
No, it should be by popular vote, now that we can calculate it well. Plus, we would of had for more years of Teddy
This makes some awful scenarios, a dozen central states that may vote +70% for one canidate but when california or texas votes 60% to 40% or even 52% to 48% all their votes are cancelled or even overwritten depending on size.
No, if your state votes against your way, your vote doesn't count. Also, it is possible for a candidate with 22% of the popular vote to win the presidency under the electoral college. Your vote counts more or less than others, depending on the state you live in. The E.C. doesn't accurately reflect the population of each state, and some states need less or more electoral votes to balance their population more validly. Plus, if an election comes up with a tie, the Vice President or Speaker of the House can act as president when the House of Reps. are still deciding the new prez. I say stick with the popular vote. It's much simpler, easier, and faster.
The number of EVs that a state gets is the number of congressmen it has. This distribution could be maintained in a more fair way by giving 1 EV per house district + 2 for winning the state. That would allow people in solid red or blue states to have their votes count. It would make the election about the whole country, not just a select few swing states.