Hillary clinton told cnn on wednesday that it is time to abolish the electoral college, part of a sweeping interview about why she lost the 2016 election. I just signed a petition to president donald trump, the united states house of representatives, and the united states senate: amend the constitution to abolish the electoral college hold presidential elections based on popular vote one person one vote to determine the one leader who is supposed to answer to all the people of the country.
Opinions expressed by forbes contributors are their own i write about the developing world, history and popular culture in two days, the presidential election will be held and we will presumably. But since there have been no serious proposals to abolish the united states senate on these grounds, why should such an argument be used to abolish the lesser case of the electoral college because the presidency represents the whole country. For the fifth time in history, the us has elected a president who lost the popular vote, renewing calls to abolish the electoral college and move to a simpler system but strategists who have.
Update: sen barbara boxer (d-calif), as she has before, introduced a bill this week to get rid of the electoral college in the below post from the wee hours of the day after election day, we.
After all, abolishing the electoral college would require establishing uniform voting and registration standards, which would mean federalizing an electoral process currently in the hands of state and local authorities.
David stewart, a lawyer in washington, dc, is the author of the summer of 1787: the men who invented the constitution, and other works on american history the presidential elector system is an.
To abolish the electoral college in favor of a nationwide popular election for president would strike at the very heart of the federal structure laid out in our constitution and would lead to the nationalization of our central government - to the detriment of the states.
1) the distribution of electoral college votes per state is not equally dispersed the electoral college was created, in part, to make the states feel important in a federalist government.