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    The debate has started again as to whether the US Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote
    eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain unchanged. Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change the electoral votes to electoral points and reward each candidate a percentage of points based on the percentage of popular votes received in each state.

    This would eliminate the "winner take all" system thus allowing for all the votes to count. A voter is more apt to believe their vote counted when a percentage of popular votes are taken into account rather than the "all or nothing" system currently in existence. Further, this new system would integrate the desire for a popular vote for president with the need for the individual states to determine who actually gets elected.

    As for political primaries the number of delegates awarded in each state should be determined by the percentage of votes won by each candidate.

    For 2016 multiplying the percentage of votes each candidate received {in each state} times the number of electoral votes {in each state} results in the following: Clinton 256.985 and Trump 253.482.

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    We have the electoral vote because we are a republic, and also to avoid the tyranny of the majority:

    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the...-matters-18331

    http://www.garlikov.com/philosophy/majorityrule.htm

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    Default Re: Electoral college

    VT - well said! You never know when you will be in the majority or the minority. More people should read the Federalist Paper - and if ever politician would stop talking about our Democracy because we life in a Republic, in which we elect representatives through a democratic process.

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