Courts to Hear Legal Challenge to Electoral College

Jason Harrow @ Independent Voter Network September 18, 2018

What can be done to improve the way we elect our president? The current system, where nearly every state gives all of its electoral votes to whatever candidate wins that state, is nonsensical. It throws out tens of millions of votes and forces candidates to focus on just a few swing states rather than the entire country.

To solve the problem, plaintiffs in four different states recently filed lawsuits contending that winner-take-all is unconstitutional and must be replaced by a system that complies with “one person, one vote.” Their plea is that, unless and until we move to a national popular vote system, states should allocate electors in proportion to the vote in the state: if a candidate wins 58% of the vote in a state, that candidate should get approximately 58% of the electors —not exactly 100%, as happens right now.

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