This Electoral College adjustment would make everyone's vote countBy Gladys Abbott Dec 02, 2016
In other words, without the Electoral College method, the 2016 presidential election could have been won by New York, Florida and California. The number is unprecedented in modern USA history. She said elections should be decided by popular vote counts instead.
Clinton won Washington state, which has 12 electoral votes. Twenty states have laws to prevent faithless electors, yet the penalties are minor, and have not been enforced in the past. It is theoretically possible to win the majority of electoral college votes with as little as one-third of the popular vote. He is sure the movement to change electoral votes will not succeed.
Or put another way: But for 79,646 votes cast in those three states, she'd be the next president of the United States. The same can be said for NY with 29 Electoral Votes. So far, more than three million Americans have signed a petition at the US Electoral College, in call for the recognition of Hillary Clinton's victory in the USA elections by December 19th. Just before the 2012 election, in a Twitter post that looks astonishingly factual today, he called the EC "a disaster for a democracy".
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Our ancestors did not fully trust pure democracy and wanted a way to deny the presidency to a president who was elected but was unqualified. As an example, ME gave three votes to Mrs. Clinton and one vote to Mr. Trump. "His track record shows that he is a man of coveting and self-serving - a liar and a cheat should not hold that position". Trump won 306 electoral votes to Democrat Hillary Clinton's 232. "Because of an anachronistic Electoral College system which should have been abolished 150 years ago". "(The Electoral College) is serving us well, and we ought to be very careful before we change it". "This is an emergency".
Battleground states were very close in this election, but Trump took the edge in majority, according to RealClearPolitics and 270 to win. Only 10 states and the District of Columbia (making up 165 electoral votes) have signed on. These people are known as "faithless electors". ME and Nebraska each assign two electoral votes to whichever candidate gets the most votes statewide, and then awards one vote for each Congressional district that a candidate carries.
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