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Old 11-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Balancing the Electoral College with zippy.

Most know why we have the Electoral College. Itís to balance the popular vote of states that do not have a large population.

For many decades it worked well enough to balance over all votes and popular trends.

Now a days with more single party insane partisans, single button issues and politics filled with malice and greed the Electoral College has become corrupted at least more than it ever was.

So how do you fix this in order to balance things out making it harder to sit 2 or 3 places to win the vote? And dose such things really make that huge a difference on the popular vote? Sure it might be good for officials and possible Electoral College votes but I canít see much else.

Anyway how to balance it without getting rid of it, I think the Electoral College still has a place but its over emphasized these days.

So I played with some numbers and this is how it goes. Each percentage of the Electoral College comes out to a 0.5, so 100% votes = 50% boost in the popular. Break it down if the Electoral College votes go 60/40/20 the boost to the popular vote is 30% ,20% ,10%. This way you need a conscious to elect someone.

Tho if you caped political donations to 5K a head period you would not really have to do it. LOL
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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Re: Balancing the Electoral College with zippy.

The electoral system, and all of US politics is pretty fascinating. Europe tends to have a parliament, like your House, with the leader of the party in the House running the country by committee more tile less. We don't really have concentrated power like the potus.

And it could be worse - the uk has a first past the post system, where say 5 candidates fight it out for one seat. Ireland has proportional representation, where fifteen guys fight it out for three seats. After the first count, the guy who is in last place gets knocked out, and his votes are divided up amongst the survivors, and so on until three stooges are eventually elected. Makes for extremely weak government as two parties usually have to band together to form a government. Though there is more oversight in that system due to each party keeping the other in check.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Re: Balancing the Electoral College with zippy.

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The electoral system, and all of US politics is pretty fascinating. Europe tends to have a parliament, like your House, with the leader of the party in the House running the country by committee more tile less. We don't really have concentrated power like the potus.

And it could be worse - the uk has a first past the post system, where say 5 candidates fight it out for one seat. Ireland has proportional representation, where fifteen guys fight it out for three seats. After the first count, the guy who is in last place gets knocked out, and his votes are divided up amongst the survivors, and so on until three stooges are eventually elected. Makes for extremely weak government as two parties usually have to band together to form a government. Though there is more oversight in that system due to each party keeping the other in check.
I like Brittan s system it limits political ads before elections and via the parliament system has many more pirates allows for less clones to lie about the issues.

Its not perfect but nothing is the US system is based on lies and single button issues of which the parties have their own set in that that is how the get elected, everything else is mostly the same no one gives a damn and is out to get all they can gain for themselves..
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