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Everyone agrees that, in modern times, the electoral college does not truly represent the people. Mostly, maybe, but it's a system fraught with the potential for fraud.
That said, the partisan hacks are ginning up their base with the specter of the GOP going after the electoral college to steal the election. Or something. From Jack Carver at Madison.com:
On the opinion page (of our snazzy new website), Associate Editor John Nichols argues the Electoral College is an unfortunate vestige of the anti-democratic attitudes held by some of our founding fathers.
However, according to the National Journal, some Republicans seek to make the process even less democratic.
The National Journal reports that national Republican strategists, however, are pushing for GOP legislatures in a number of Democratic-leaning states, such as Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, to adopt the model that currently exists in Nebraska and Maine, where Electoral College votes are awarded based on congressional district. The winner of the state popular vote wins the two at-large Electoral College votes each state is given.
He goes on to say that there is no proof whatsoever to support these allegations, yet he makes them anyway. Because the Republicans are evil, don't you know. EVIL.
If only I had a moustache to twirl.
Listen, the electoral college is broken. Badly. Something needs to be done but if Democrats are going to react so absurdly whenever someone proposes change (I thought they loved change) then nothing will be accomplished.