Comments: Dopey WNJ Letter of the Week 2

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Of course, the main problem with this legislation is that it makes the votes of the citizens of the state purely advisory when it comes to how the state's electoral votes will be cast, with the voters of other states making the actual decision on how they will be cast. Seems rater bass-ackwards to me.

Posted by Rhymes With Right at June 29, 2011 02:52 PM

My home state of California is a winner-take-all state, meaning that even if a candidate wins California by only 1 vote, that candidate gets all 55 of California's electoral votes. People talk about the Popular Vote idea here in California, but that talk will cease with a quickness when a Republican wins the national popular vote.

I still support the wisdom and reasoning behind the Electoral College, If people want to get closer to a national popular vote (which I absolutely oppose), then try this on for size:

Each congressional district has approximately the same number of people. Give an elector to whoever wins each congressional district, and the two electors for the senators go to whomever wins the state's popular vote.

Posted by Darren at July 4, 2011 03:19 PM

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