Re: OT: Electoral College [Re: U.S. federal income tax program]
On Sun, Aug 28, 2005 at 09:48:14PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> The electoral college has a very specific purpose, to prevent the
> mob rule from swaying election results.
> Personally, however, I like how Nebraska (and I forget the other
> state) does it. They split the state's electoral votes by the
> percentage of popular vote. It would be better if all states did
> that, if only because it provides a more accurate reflection of what
> the people want without allowing sudden changes in the public mood
> to unduly affect election results.
Wouldn't that give you the same result as a direct popular election,
"mob rule" as you call it?
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