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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 30 2012: If we are going to make any change, it should be an actual fix to the real problem. We of age know of the real problem for seeing it for so many years. However, since we have left are youthful hopes behind us; we do nothing to change the process. To say it another way we forgo the good fight to fight merely for our side as if it were really the better side. To fix the problem we must destroy the sides. We must vote on every issue since no candidate will ever wholly represent our opinions. Therefore, if you want the majority to rule then each issue that engages us should register our votes. However, most of us lack the time to spend on learning all the aspects of all the issues so we elect someone that we trust to represent us by spending the time on the issues. Unfortunately, today many elected-officials are directed by their affiliations on how to vote and not your vote.

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