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National Popular Vote movement gaining traction.

http://www.electoral-college.org/

Anyone decidedly pro or con popular voting?
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The Democrats will never let that happen. People are fleeing states (like California and Michigan) that are huge democratic states that have a lot of electoral college votes.

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http://www.electoral-college.org/

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Won't ever happen. You have to get 2/3's of the states to vote for it in a constitutional change and All the small states WILL NOT GO FOR IT. It would require a change to the constitution and like I said, the smaller states will NEVER vote for it.

Otherwise you'll have:

Texas, California, New York, Florida being the states that determine the election. Politicians will not go to the smaller states.

Plus if they do a Constitution Convention to change it, do you really think the Politicians will only put that on the table? You'll get them to try to strip the second amendment, and other things they don't like

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The Democrats will never let that happen. People are fleeing states (like California and Michigan) that are huge democratic states that have a lot of electoral college votes.
Most of the support is based out of democrats and democratic states?
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You don't need to get rid of the electoral college. Each state has the right to change how electors are selected. Maine and Nebraska select electors based on they popular vote of their congressional districts.

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Most of the support is based out of democrats and democratic states?
Look at California's electoral count alone. If half the people moved out of that state, they would manage to keep their electoral count. Michigan, New York, Illinois, and Cali are all losing people. All huge democratic states.

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Otherwise you'll have:

Texas, California, New York, Florida being the states that determine the election. Politicians will not go to the smaller states.
So? Politicians don't go to CA, TX, and NY now becuase they are unbreakably Dem, Rep, Dem respectively. There are about six 'battleground states' per national election and they get all the campaiging. The other states are predetermined.

That said, I like the reasoning behind the electoral college and do not wish to change it. Frankly I don't want big-population states having full control of everything that happens nationally. Those states seem to have the biggest budget problems (Texas excepted).
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So? Politicians don't go to CA, TX, and NY now becuase they are unbreakably Dem, Rep, Dem respectively. There are about six 'battleground states' per national election and they get all the campaiging. The other states are predetermined.

That said, I like the reasoning behind the electoral college and do not wish to change it. Frankly I don't want big-population states having full control of everything that happens nationally. Those states seem to have the biggest budget problems (Texas excepted).
Because the rest are welfare states...which is why they like the status quo. Cali, Michigan, Illinois...huge welfare states.

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