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Sidestepping the Electoral College

Oh yeah. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah. The Los Angeles Times has made my Monday morning with the following editorial:

Sidestepping the electoral college

California should join the National Popular Vote movement, which seeks to reform the presidential election system.
August 18, 2008
Thanks to the electoral college, the United States holds elections in which the candidate who wins the most votes doesn’t always win the presidency. Voters in some states matter much more than others, so candidates are encouraged to ignore the concerns of the less important ones and focus on those who really make a difference. That, in turn, tends to lower turnout because many voters believe their input doesn’t matter. Is this any way to run a democracy? Continue reading “Sidestepping the Electoral College”