Part three....POSSIBLE CHANGES TO ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
Ok due to the limited time the EC has not reflected the popular vote (and note THAT IS REALLY RARE) how can we modify it to be more reflective of the
first is the obvious new amendment of the constitution because no matter what that has to be done.
IMO the 2-5 points I mentioned (at min Voter id laws) for popular vote to work SHOULD be implemented, but for discussion lets leave those out.
Ok here is my two options.
the electoral votes are split between ALL CANDIDATES based on POPULAR VOTE.
example ....if you have a republican, democrat and purple party with a state say having 9 electoral votes.
All of them get 33 percent of the popular vote.
Each would get 3 electoral votes.
In this option the popular vote would then be accurately reflected in the electoral total and open the way for third party candidates along with more
than two choices.
now if no candidate can get the 270 due to more than (we hope) two candidates running for president than the law must either have a run off (which I
like) or changed to most EC votes win PERIOD.
Option 2. EACH STATE / TERRITORY/ DC GETS 1 ELECTORAL VOTE.
Now this option would be closer to the intent and spirit of the founding fathers.
That being equal STATE representation with the smaller states / populations having equal representation as big states.
IMO this would then require presidential candidates to try to win EVERYONE VOTE and represent everyone and open it up for third parties.
In this one the one who gets the most EC votes wins.
Think about it EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY comes into play..
Lets be hones and real here...
THERE WILL NE NO CHANCE TO EC OR GOING TO POPULAR VOTE....PERIOD
The big states (CA, TX, FL, MI for example) and the power centers in individual states (detroit, Chicago, LA, for example) will NEVER GIVE UP their
influence and power.
Example Chicago (which will be used for all next examples) vote that normally causes (with relatively small number) IL to go democrat being
neutralized by popular vote totals counting from other states?
Or that they would be neutralized in importance due to electoral votes being proportioned by popular vote.
Or in case of popular vote the voter ID laws and Mandatory cleaning / updating voter rosters would eliminate the institutional voter fraud and/or
shall we say irregularities that they use to their benefit.
Or in all cases of popular vote, proportional Electoral vote, or one vote per state that people in CA and IL (for example) where alot dont vote due
to knowing that LA and chicago (respectfully) usually overrides republicans every time would NOW COME OUT TO VOTE knowing they CAN MAKE A
At best lets have a FOCUSED discussion on the ideas presented for change
and be honest about the reality of it really happening.