Poll: Should the U.S. get rid of the Electoral College?
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Monday, October 27, 2008 at 11:42AM
Another argument against abolishing the Electoral College.
Popular vote only elections can lead to more contested elections and drag out the election process. I do however thing the process can be much more refined at a state level. I live in Maine and I like our system. We have 4 electoral votes. Whoever wins the state gets two of them. The other two are divided between our congressional districts. So these could be split. It gives a voice to our much more rural northern district and makes sure candidates give our small state some attention.
It is a voting system that reflects our governmental system. We are a republic of states. It makes sense that those states choose who governs them. In a sense we choose how our state votes, the state then casts it's votes for president.