May 11, 2016

100 Words -- Replace The Electoral College

Folks are frustrated with the political system. Many voters want open primaries. Just about everyone wants to get rid of the Electoral College. Open primaries can be voted in by the states, but the Constitution mandates an Electoral College. The framers weren’t big fans of direct elections, and they didn’t want small states to have a disproportionate influence. I like California’s approach: the winner of each congressional district gets a delegate. It’s modernization that preserves much of the Framer’s intent. Amending the Constitution is a huge deal, but it’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.

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