Comments: Gypsy Jackson wants Electoral College abolished

What part of "Republic" is unclear to this man?Direct voting would ensure that Flyover country's needs would never be addressed.

However, I will give him credit where it's due. He's arguing the rules now before the game get started which is much better than the bitching that comes after.

Posted by Sharp as a Marble at June 28, 2004 11:09 AM

The claim of an aristocratic goal seems to just be a kneejerk phrase intended to get a reaction.

From the Federal Elections Commission:

A third idea was to have the president elected by a direct popular vote. Direct election was rejected not because the Framers of the Constitution doubted public intelligence but rather because they feared that without sufficient information about candidates from outside their State, people would naturally vote for a favorite son" from their own State or region. At worst, no president would emerge with a popular majority sufficient to govern the whole country. At best, the choice of president would always be decided by the largest, most populous States with little regard for the smaller ones.

Posted by Keith at June 28, 2004 11:15 AM

Not only do I want to keep the Electoral College, I agree with Zell and want the 17th repealed.

Smoke that, Jesse.

Posted by Chris at June 28, 2004 04:45 PM

The idea to abolish the electorial college comes up from time to time.

It won't happen. However, it's not the electorial college that makes this country a representative republic.

Posted by DarkStar at June 28, 2004 09:06 PM

Drives me crazy when I run into people who have such a minimal understanding of the electoral college concept and why it came to be that they want to throw it away and go national popular vote. That would change the nature of the country beyond recovery.

Posted by Jay Solo at June 29, 2004 09:51 AM

Doesn't he need to go "do" something about Somalia right about now?

Posted by Claire at July 1, 2004 07:01 PM

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Posted by Isaac at July 27, 2004 03:49 PM
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