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Get Rid of the Electoral College

It's time to re-think the our election process.

According to Michael Medved contributor to Newsweek The Daily Beast; "No candidate without major party backing can be president if we don’t get rid of the Electoral College."

To read the full article visit:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/03/drop-the-fantasy-of-a-third-party-candidate-winning-in-2012.html

What is the Electoral College?

27 states have Legal Requirements or Pledges
Electors in these States are bound by State Law or by pledges to cast their vote for a specific candidate:

24 states have No Legal Requirement
Electors in these States are not bound by State Law to cast their vote for a specific candidate:

For more information on the Electoral College and the election responsibilities of the States and the Archivist of the United States, contact the Office of the Federal Register:

Telephone: 202-741-6030

E-Mail: electoral_College@nara.gov

Contacts:

  • Amy Bunk,
         Director of Legal Affairs and Policy

  • Miriam Vincent,
         Staff Attorney
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    http://idebate.org/debatabase/debates/constitutional-governance/house-would-abolish-us-electoral-college

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    Tom Schultz October 20, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    Mormons believe that the US constitution was written under divine guidance, so don't mess with it, Binkie.
    Eric October 21, 2012 at 01:36 AM
    If you really disagree with the EC and want to get rid of it, then while you're at it eliminate the US Senate and go uni-cameral.
    Adam Erickson October 21, 2012 at 03:25 AM
    Politicians would only campaign in larger cities, ie Chicago, L.A., New York, etc.... The larger cities favor democrats. So, if you're really willing to give every senate, house, and presidential seats to democrats, then get rid of the electoral college. If there was a serious 3rd party candidate running, there wouldn't be an issue.
    Michael McClusky October 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM
    @Kenneth Did you watch the independent candidates' debate on C-Span last night? What these candidates need is more air time so that the American people atleast know who they are.
    Michael McClusky October 24, 2012 at 12:17 PM
    @Kenneth Their ideas need to be better circulated so that the Republicans and Democrats would have to answer them. This would open up a whole new ballgame.

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