Majority of Americans support abolishing Electoral College system in favour of popular vote
Electoral victories with popular vote losses happened only four times in US history – twice within the last 20 years
by 3 million votes in 2016 but was awarded an electoral college victory.The president’s campaign targeted strategic wins in states that would create an electoral victory with the required 270 electoral votes, an effort that election analysts predict the campaign will aim to recreate in 2020 against rival
Joe Biden.Presidential candidates have won the White House while losing the popular vote only four times in election history – it happened twice within the last 20 years, in 2000 and 2016.Critics have argued that the Electoral College is an antiquated measure that distorts the will of the voters by disproportionately weighing the impacts from less-populous areas.
Amending the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College would require the support of two-thirds of both houses of Congress and three-quarters of the states. But there also has been an effort among states to endorse a National Popular Vote Interstate Compact to agree to award its electoral votes to the popular vote winner, essentially circumventing a Constitutional challenge.
The Hill-HarrisX online poll surveyed 3,758 registered voters between 10-14 September. It has a margin of error of 1.6 percentage points.Gallup surveyed 1,019 people between 31 August and 13 September. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points. Read more: The Independent »
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That would be a mistake and I doubt the majority of Americans believe that. If they do they need a civics lesson. Stick to your own politics and stop making up shit about ours NUPEsupreme NUPEsupreme Who are “ The Majority” you speak of ? Majority rules in UK Republic. Democracy is Mob Rule where 51% tell 49% how they must live. If America really is racist then when 51% vote for slavery it becomes LAW. THINK. Framers hated democracy & gave a Republic that recognizes individual, inalienable rights from God that no mob can take away.
Why, when there must be some intelligent people in America under the age of 70, can they not find someone better than these two? sure, would be nice, but my money is on Dems & Reps being content with EC, otherwise third party or god forbid fourth may rise up to the challenge... current system is effective in suppression of any political dissent outside of 2 mainstream parties.
Alexander Hamilton believed advantage to the Electoral College was that electors come directly from the people for that purpose only and for that time only, avoiding a party-run legislature or permanent body that could be influenced by foreign interests. Doesn't work now. Sorry , Hillary . The Electoral College in some part keeps our country and government from looking like Hunger Games.
Hace rato EEUU debería haber desmontado su complicado sistema de elección presidencial, solo justificable cuando los estados que lo componen se creían a si mismos como cuasi países independientes y soberanos. Ya es hora de que parezcan un solo país. This is a total bullshit lib weenie rag tweet... And Hunter Biden received $3.5M from a Russian billionaire..
Trump could still lose the popular vote by 5 million and still win the electoral collage, that isn’t democracy, it’s a electoral system from the 1780’s. No. Then the 'majority of Americans' need to get out a Constitutional Amendment. I don't see that happening, since this headline was actually nothing more than clickbait.
Surely more votes from the general population Equals the choice made by the American people? Having the current system doesn’t this mean American votes are pointless if only a single person at the top makes the decision anyway and not the general consensus of the country? 🤮 👏👏👏👏🗳🗳🗳 Ha ha. No.
Italians overwhelmingly vote to cut the number of MPs by a thirdAlmost 63 per cent voted in favour of the reduction to the country's parliament with the 'Yes' vote also supported by Italy's Government Coalition.
Harry urges US voters to 'reject hate speech'The prince and his wife, Meghan, urge Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election. I’d like to be able to vote for my head of state please, Harry..... A bit beyond his brief I would have thought? What's Joe Biden been saying now?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle encourage Americans to vote in 2020 electionRoyal couple said people deserve to have their voices heard are they US citizens yet? But the world does not deserve to hear your voices.
Harry and Meghan call on Americans to register to vote ahead of US election – videoIn a Time 100 video message, Meghan Markle said: 'When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard' It’s that bad folks, the world is scared. Colonialism. They call on US citizens to register to vote for Trump?
Harry and Meghan criticised after video urging Americans to voteDuke and Duchess of Sussex call on voters to ‘reject hate speech and misinformation’ in video Good Harry isn’t America should stay out of it How does “use your right to vote” mean they are stating a political preference? And?
Trump 'not a fan' of Meghan Markle as she and Harry urge Americans to voteDonald Trump wished Prince Harry luck 'because he's going to need it' after telling reporters at a press briefing he was not a fan of Meghan Markle following a video interpreted as an endorsement for Joe Biden We are not fans of her either Well, Well, Well......I never thought in a month of Sunday’s that I would EVER agree with Trump on ANYTHING. There has to be a first for everything! MeghanMarkleTheCharlatanDuchess megxit