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@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...6yrs

Yes

@97J4T59  from West Virginia commented…1mo

Understand politics before making decisions that effect everybody

So then smaller states with smaller populations just get no say so correct??? Cause that's the purpose of the electoral!!! All states (which actually means people in politics) are different sizes. Therefore smaller states less population versus bigger states with bigger population. If we went by popular vote because electoral college is gone then these smaller states would not be able to compete with bigger states. For example, lets say California has a population of 1.5 billion half those people (750,000,000) feel democratic while other half (750,000,000) feel republican. But Montana only h…  Read more

@979LZZ6  from Kansas disagreed…2wks

Yes

So then smaller states with smaller populations just get no say

No, it just means all people would get an equal say; under the electoral college, people in smaller states are given a larger "say" than people in larger states...which is blatantly anti-democratic. If some people have more of a say than others, then that's not democratic, that's just inflating the beliefs of a minority simply because they're in a minority. Everyone should have the same, equal vote, and if that means a minority belief is unpopular...then that's just how majoritarianism works. Plus, smaller states/towns always have their own local elections anyways, so I don't even understand the issue? If the majority of the country votes for Party A, then that's obviously who should lead nationally, but if your small state/town votes majority Party B, then your state/town should be lead by Party B...

@1andonlymikusGreen from Ohio commented…1mo

It isn't that smaller states don't get a say, it's that the PEOPLE'S say is what matters, not the states'. The whole "bigger states/bigger cities will decide elections" is not true whatsoever. It doesn't even make sense when you read into it. The people in those cities and states are what matters. Changing to a popular vote system (including stuff like ranked voting, what Australia does) will lead to people actually feeling as if their vote matters. If politicians have issues with it, they just need to adopt more popular policies that align with the views of their voter base, ya know, the people who put you in charge and the ones that you're governing. Land shouldn't vote, people should.

@96BBR4D from Utah agreed…2mos

Yes

Yes, and elected officials should only be permitted to cast votes based on constituents' votes, forgoing their own personal opinions, being just a vessel/voice for the people they represent. This is a service position, so more humility and willingness to serve is an essential to holding this office.

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...6yrs

Yes, and switch to a ranked voting system

@987RYBW from Missouri agreed…3 days

I would also like multi-member districts as well, aka proportional ranked-choice voting.

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No, the electoral college ensures representation of the whole country instead of just major cities

@ISIDEWITHDiscuss this answer...6yrs

No, but reform so that votes are distributed proportionally instead of the current winner take all system

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@8DG2Q8FIndependent from Illinois answered…2yrs

No, but repeal the Permanent Reapportionment Act of 1929 and add seats to the House so each House member represents the same number of constituents. Thus making the Electoral College more in line with it's intention

@989CV9LIndependent from Alaska answered…8hrs

@989CJ4KIndependence from Illinois answered…8hrs

There would be no need for elections if we didn't have a government, if we all just lived our own lives and left eachother alone.

@989BTRQ from Virginia answered…10hrs

No, but only if the winner doesn´t get to controlling over the economy

@988ZQB7 from Georgia answered…16hrs

no,The Electoral College doesn't treat all Americans equally. It turns presidential elections into massive efforts to win the votes of a small number of voters in a few key states, rather than the support of the American people as a whole.

@988ZC6P from Virginia answered…16hrs

I believe that a state electoral college is a much better system than the national electoral college that we have now.

@988Y8CZ from New York answered…17hrs

@988MG87Libertarian from Washington answered…1 day

yes with the exception that there are standards for insuring presidents that make terrible decisions are taken out of office according to there competence and and ability to better america

@988LLZR from Utah answered…1 day

@988L3WV from Texas answered…2 days

Yes, but create a fair voting system for both the people, and the candidates running

@988FZRW from Illinois answered…2 days

@9888KB6 from New Hampshire answered…2 days

Have the states use the same system as Nevada and Maine instead of the winner-take-all

@9883JMQ from Minnesota answered…2 days

@987WQKN from Idaho answered…2 days

I think the colleges should be for the students that want to go to college and not abolish the schools at all

@987PVPB from Arkansas answered…3 days

No, but divide the votes so that there are democratic and republican votes in each state and not just one opinion per state.

@987NX7P from Illinois answered…3 days

@9872HS2 from Tennessee answered…3 days

@986XXDC from Iowa answered…4 days

@986X73X from Illinois answered…4 days

it was originally based on slavery right ik queen here sit down lemme show you okay so basically right it was based off of this old white dude who wanted to like find a way to trade slaves so he decided the electoral college was a great way to represent this.

@986SM8Q from Texas answered…4 days

Different people's votes should be worth more than others, and should NOT be decided based on wealth or position, but rather mental faculties and reasoning.

@986SLNB from Alabama answered…4 days

We should implement the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

@986SKGZ from Pennsylvania answered…4 days

Yes Baby born every 4 years has to crawl to the candidates and whoever the baby goes to wins.

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