Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE: EC can be fixed easily
by joekiser on Fri 9th Nov 2012 12:37 UTC in reply to "EC can be fixed easily"
joekiser
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2005-06-30

If each state allocated their electors by congressional district (like Maine does), it would pretty much fix the major problem with the EC and would not require a constitutional fix. Winner take all is pretty silly.


In that case, you are one step removed from just having the incoming House of Representatives decide the President.

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RE[2]: EC can be fixed easily
by WildSubnet on Mon 12th Nov 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE: EC can be fixed easily"
WildSubnet Member since:
2012-01-24

Not really. Under the congressional district system, the statewide winner gets the senatorial votes (so in a close election the winner should end up with more EC votes). The House votes by state (each state gets 1 vote). The vote is decided by that state's congressional delegation in the House.

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