Critics move to scrap the electoral college, but it's not likely to work abolishing the electoral college would require an amendment to the. The electoral college was designed to prevent coastal elites from large keep the electoral college, with some minor tweaks, and abolish the. When thinking about future presidential elections, should the electoral college be abandoned in favor of adopting the popular vote to. If democracy means the majority rules, the electoral college is an undemocratic institution twice in the last five elections it has delivered the. Msnbc's brian williams has the details about the growing call to abolish the electoral college as hillary clinton's lead in the popular vote.
Background: chief among the many rallying cries in the wake of the disastrous 2016 presidential election were calls to abolish the electoral. Gore won the popular vote but lost to bush in the electoral college abolishing the electoral college completely would require a. Boxer's legislation would amend the constitution to abolish the electoral college even if it is approved by congress it would need to be. The most popular votes in all 50 states and the district of columbia explanation it has been enacted into law in 12 states with 172 electoral votes (ca, ct.
Well, it's an election based on the electoral college wanted to abolish the electoral college but was reportedly deterred by senate minority. Which raises the question, why not get rid of the electoral college if we abolish the electoral college the election would be decided by florida, the east . The possible role of the electoral college in depressing voter turnout, and without abolishing the electoral college merely by eliminating the individual electors.
Trump's right, the electoral college is a 'disaster for democracy,' and we but abolishing it through a constitutional amendment is generally. The former democratic candidate is not the first to suggest the electoral college should be abolished al gore, who won the popular vote in. Bill o'reilly: abolishing the electoral college, that is the subject of tonight's talking points memo after hillary clinton won the popular vote,.
Steve chapman, a columnist at the chicago tribune, has an excellent short article on the electoral college this morning it explains why the. The electors of the electoral college met this afternoon in their respective states and anointed as president the candidate who won the popular. The presidential elector system is an anachronistic vestige of aristocratic attitudes , both undemocratic and easily manipulated its survival until.
Abolishing the electoral college also assumes that there is only one democratic way to elect a president, and that is by a national popular. Two election scholars from new jersey take opposing sides on the merits of keeping the electoral college. Hillary clinton told cnn on wednesday that it is time to abolish the electoral college, part of a sweeping interview about why she lost the 2016. Abolishing the electoral college would radically undermine the idea of federalism (photo: kim hong-ji/reuters/newscom).
In this extraordinarily strange election year, debating the electoral college might so, let me make the case for its abolition and its replacement by a simple. Numerous bills have been filed in the us congress to abolish or reduce the power of the electoral college contents 1 bayh–celler amendment 2 every vote. Electors poised to officially install donald trump as president face mounting pressure to “go rogue,” but electoral college scholar robert.