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Should Americans eliminate the Electoral College and elect their presidents through simple majority vote?

Given that some presidents have won without persuading the majority of Americans, and the huge deal of money spent only on swing states I ask myself that question

I have always thought that it is unfair that republicans in California or Democrats in Texas are not taken into account just because people around them think differently.

Time for change?

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  • Oct 24 2012: Someone please explain to me the logic on "states" having more influence than others. Who do you think should elect the president, states or people? Plus, when I vote for president I am not voting as a Californian or as a New Yorker, I am voting as an individual, an American with personal convictions regardless of where I live.

    Plus, in a democracy every vote should weigh the same, right?
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      Oct 24 2012: The United States is not a democracy. The states. Are you an American or a Colombian?

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