Thursday, October 25, 2012

Electoral College debated

A Freeman editorial today argued that the Electoral College "never really worked as it was supposed to, which was to depoliticize the presidency."

In the comments, user Viking1946 writes:

"there is good reason for the establishment of the electoral college but it causes the national election to focus on small districts that can produce a swing - the fact that NYS is ignored by both candidates is because it is hoplessly (sic) a lock for the Democrat Party"

Derek Balling, however, replies:

"And without the electoral college, the election will focus on a small number of metropolitan areas where the entire election can be decided with the entire rural part of the country being a rounding error.
How is this an actual "improvement"?"
What do you think?