End-run around the Electoral College (9/22/2006 1:29 pm)
Filed under: News
While I've heard of various attempts to dismantle the Electoral College used for electing presidents, all of them have had no hope of actually coming to fruition for one reason or another.
This one, however, is different. It manages to do away with the electoral college without actually changing the constitution. Rather, it's an attempt to get individual states to direct their elector voters to vote however the majority of Americans do, regardless of the outcome in their particular state. Surprisingly, a bill to do just that is already waiting for Schwarzenegger's signature, having passed the California legislature.
I like the idea, and it's interesting, they don't actually need all 50 states to agree to it for it to become feasible.