Legal & Policy Challenges

Electoral College Reform

Let us not forget what happened in the Presidental election of 2000. We need to reform the Electoral College system, and it can be done fairly and without a Constitutional Amendment. Congress needs to pass a law requiring all states to adopt proportional allocation of Electoral votes. In other words, if the Republican candidate receives 45% of the votes in a state, he or she gets 45% of the Electoral votes (instead of ZERO, as it now stands in 48 states). This is fair, it's simple, and easily doable.

 

If we can't get rid of of this dinosaur of a system, then this reform idea certainly fixes the problem -- and quickly. Done. Next problem.

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