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« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2008, 08:59:54 pm »
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Wow, I thought we settled this at the Constitutional Convention. I say population, but I must say it is unfair.
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2008, 09:33:31 pm »
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You missed the constitutional discussion in my op then.  The union is made up of states, not people.  It is the states the choose the president.

 The Constitution does not start with  "we the states";  it starts "we the people". 
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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2008, 10:54:39 pm »
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Interestingly Obama WOULD'VE won under this, he took 28 states + DC for 29/51.
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« Reply #28 on: December 21, 2008, 04:05:21 pm »
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I would support this system.
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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2009, 12:09:11 am »
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ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS!
Basically, this makes people in small states worth more than people in big states, and that's fallacious. It is ridiculous to give so much power to so little of the population. California and Alaska would be equal, even though California has 18 times more power than Alaska. People vote for the President, and they should, which brings me to the statement that the Electoral College should be abolished.
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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2009, 12:50:38 am »
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If the president had less power like a head of a council of states rather than holding executive power I think this would work. But then the United States wouldn't be a true country but more of a collective association of countries like the EU.
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2009, 12:53:27 pm »
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Why should the tiny populations of Wyoming or Montana have as much of a say as New York and California? A state of about 500,000 should not get to choose the president with equal or anything close to equal power as  state of 19 million or more. In fact, the EV gives added influence to less populated states already. By setting the minimum at 3 per state, certain population ratios are already thrown off. How about more influence for population.
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« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2009, 01:57:10 pm »
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NO! In fact, I am willing to go the opposite way and abolish the electoral college. With one state, one vote policy, a person in Wyoming is worth more than a person in California, and that is just not fair. The electoral college is already skewed because of the minimum of 3 electoral votes, which I believe has already been pointed out.
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« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2009, 03:37:19 pm »
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Excuse me, but it's a totally crazy and anachronistic proposal : In the 21th Century, U.S. would become the only democratic State who totally ignores people's will Huh
Founding fathers wanted to give an equal importance to each States, but also consider demographic data. To ignore that would be ridiculous.
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