USNY8 - End the Electoral College
Propose a Constitutional Amendment to end the Electoral College system of electing a president in the U.S.
Think about Florida in 2000. The vote was absolutely 50/50 -- Florida had NO PREFERENCE -- but its 0.01% margin determined the outcome for the whole country because states are winner-take-all. If we got rid of the electoral college, we would no longer have this 'swing state' distortion of voter power. Everyone's vote would count the same.
There is a reason for the electoral college. It's because we are a federation. If you eliminate it, states will no longer have a say in who is president. What this means is that urban states will roll over the interests of rural states because they are more populated. Basically CA, NY, and a few other urban centers will pick the president every time. If you don't live there, don't expect anyone campaigning near you or even considering what you think.
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