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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modmans2ndcoming
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2005-11-09

But is gives a voice to all the citizens. I say that is more important. We have moved beyond the original conception of what the states were suppose to be. We have become a nation-state rather than a nation made of states.

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DHofmann Member since:
2005-08-19

All the citizens already have a voice. They get to vote in the election. The only thing a popular vote would do is bypass the electoral college in the election, allowing the federal government and regional factions to gain in power at the expense of state power.

Surely you must agree that power must be as local as possible. Otherwise you support a big central government, and that's authoritarianism.

And it still wouldn't prevent the problem that the candidate can be elected with less than 50% of the votes.

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