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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Switch to a direct-election system (or at least the proportional electoral college mechanism as in Maine and Nebraska) and all of these problems are gone - candidates will have to pay attention to what ALL Americans want

No they wouldn't and that is why the electoral college exists.

If the system was a popular vote or perfectly proportionate to population then the candidates would focus their time in Metropolitan areas.

It's not a perfect system and no one has ever claimed it to be. But a direct vote would lead to a Metropolitan coast focus with the exception of Texas.

I would rather not have LA and NYC have heavy influence in choosing a candidate for the rest of the country. I would much prefer it coming down to swing states where there is more diversity of opinion and a better reflection of the entire county.

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