4.16.2007

Maryland rejects the Electoral College -- and Mass. might be next. State legislatures are taking up bills to end-run around the E.C. by giving the states electoral votes automatically to the winner of the national popular vote. Innnnteresting....

2 comments:

Nathaniel said...

Does this mean if Maryland's voters vote 75% for Candidate A, but the national popular vote is 51% for Candidate B, all of Maryland's electoral votes go to Candidate B? That makes no sense. Just because most people don't understand the Electoral College doesn't mean it doesn't make sense.

Julie said...

This plan only goes into effect once a majority of the Electoral College enacts the same legislation (i.e. enough states to equal 270 Electoral votes). This is a Constitutional way to ensure that every vote will count equally. The only problem is that so many people will misunderstand the system, and think that their votes will not necessarily count in the next election because they'll go to the national vote winner. THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN ONCE THE MAJORITY OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE HAS SIGNED ONTO THE SAME SYSTEM. For more information on this plan, see this site.