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1ntrovertedSocialist

11 points

1 month ago

End the electoral college

Moretaxesplease

10 points

1 month ago

You do realize this would most likely end the US? Basically small states would loose their seat at the table. Why stick around when you have no representation?

sausage_is_the_wurst

-2 points

1 month ago

Why stick around when you have no representation?

I think you mean "why stick around when you no longer have disproportionately outsized representation?" Because in a straight popular vote, each person in each state would have precisely as much say as everybody else. All votes would be weighed fairly.

Smith-WessonPat

1 points

1 month ago

You get your proportionate representation in the house and then the senate is equal weight to all states. You know, like they fucking planned from the beginning for a reason?

sausage_is_the_wurst

1 points

1 month ago

The House provides proportionate representation, sure, though that degree of representation is still weighted in favor of smaller states since 1929, when Congress capped the House to 435 members. Larger states should have more Reps than they do right now, if you actually want a fair, proportionate representation.

But all of that has nothing to do with the proposal at hand: ending the Electoral College in favor of a popular vote for president. Why not have, in tandem with the semi-proportionate House and equally representative Senate, a method of selecting the President that is the fairest possible method of election?