Much has been written about the unfairness of the fact that states like my home state, Iowa…shouldn’t get as many Senators as larger states. This isn’t about that. I actually agree with the way the Senate and House are set up — one by population, the other in equal rates. I might quibble with HOW MANY total representatives are sent to Congress — but that’s for another entry.
No, this morning I’m ranting about the electoral college. I firmly believe that this should be set up as a pure popular vote — the fact that we’re still holding on to this system is astounding. And with this morning’s news,…
…I believe that the existing system will continue to be manipulated any way people can.
Key text from the article…”
On Wednesday, Virginia’s Republican-controlled legislature became one of the first to advance a bill that would allocate electoral votes by congressional district. Last week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus endorsed pushing through similar proposals in other states with Republican legislative majorities.
The strategy would have states alter the way they translate individual votes into electors — thereby giving Republican candidates an advantage. Had the 2012 election been apportioned in every state according to these new Republicans plans, Romney would have led Obama by at least 11 electoral votes.”
As I’ve said before…I rant NOT as a Democrat, nor (obviously) as a Republican. I long for a true Progressive party in America, that will begin to change things for the better.
But…this system will never allow that.
Thanks for listening.