Tuesday, December 21, 2004

AlterNet: Election 2004: The Mainstream Crying For Election Reform This seems to be the theme today. Aboloishing the Electoral College is becoming more and more appealing to me especially after this election where it was so evident that the candidates played to a handful of states thus leaving the majority of the nation out of the election. Getting rid of the college would really allow for everyone to feel as if their vote counts, it would truly galvanize the electorate. I think the winner take all system is antiquitated as well in terms of representation from the states. Although I think that local representation on a federal level is a unique facet to our democracy I think that there is no need for it since there is that same representation at the state level. Finally I think it would be fantastic if election day were a holiday or if the election were held over the weekend. These reforms need to be considered our system needs to be retooled.


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