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Monday, November 08, 2004
Abolish the Electoral College?
A NYTimes editorial makes the case. Obviously, to someone whose only residences in the U.S. have been CA, MA, and NY, I like the idea of actually having a chance that a candidate for president will someday consider me a worthwhile target. Problem is abolishing the EC requires a Constitutional Amendment, and an amendment requires 2/3 of the states for ratification. There are a lot more states that stand to lose from the amendment (Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, etc.) than stand to gain (Calif, NY). Unless Kerry had managed to pull out Ohio, and create another situation like in 2000 (wins EV, loses Pop Vote), looks like there won't be a big movement this time around.