The future of the electoral college

by thoughtfulconservative

We seem to have this debate after every presidential election and it doesn’t get much further than talk.

If it didn’t get changed after the 2000 election, it’s not going to get changed in the near future, barring a tie.

Why?

There’s not enough support. Small states are unwilling to give up their relative power.

Even if there was a change to a congressional district method of appropriation like Maine and Nebraska, there is no significant change in election results. In the last three elections, for example, Republicans would get about 25 more electoral votes using that method than in the regular electoral college vote.

And if we changed to a popular vote method, most candidates probably would not leave the heavily populated areas.

I don’t see it changing in my lifetime.

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