Nov 07

Ugg chestnut

For the majority of viewers that did want changes, the most commonly requested change was to eliminate the Electoral College, which was created by the Founding Fathers as a compromise between election of the president by Congress and election by popular vote.Many GPS readers called for more direct democracy instead of representative democracy.When the Constitution was first approved the largest population disparity between states represented in the Senate was 8 to 1.Ugg chestnut Today the largest disparity is 74 to 1 (California to Wyoming). For matters in the Senate, voters in California have 1/74th the voting power of voters in Wyoming.This disparity is practically astronomical and unforeseeable during the founders time. We need to do something to level that playing field. What issues is Wyoming really getting pushed around on? Does Wyoming really deserve statehood with a total population no bigger than a medium-sized city?

Dump the Electoral College system of presidential elections. No more winner-takes-all in any state.No longer should we allow an election to go to the candidate without the majority national vote.
Many commenters also vehemently support the Electoral College,Ugg chestnut pointing out the reasons for its creation.In a pure popular vote system, the Midwest would be completely ignored. Politicians would focus on the east and west coasts and perhaps Texas – the most populous states. They would visit the areas where they could speak to as many people as possible at once first and foremost. Most small states wouldn’t even be addressed. Spending time and money in Wisconsin wouldn’t be as effective as spending the same time and money in California. Rural needs would be ignored, due to a smaller number of people…

To counter your Electoral College statement, the purpose of it is to prevent someone from rising to power simply on popularity…how does the term President J Lo sound to you?? or President Bieber?
Michael Where do we get the idea that we are a democratic government. The founding of our government is a representative republic. Democracies are mob rule! Is the Electoral College obsolete? No it still allows for small voices to make a difference. Ugg chestnut The only democratic form of government is the Congress where the majority rule on legislation. It is true the powers of the President and Judiciary have taken on increased powers, this only because we the people have allowed it. You want to limit congress and Senate to term limits, then vote them out to have that power.