Comment: The electoral college

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The electoral college

is a safeguard. This is not a democracy or even a direct democracy. Why people care more about electing a president than they do their own governors is beyond me. The presidency was supposed to be a weak position and the states were to have the most authority, but since the people slowly started to look at the president as the "All powerful King," governors are just figure heads. The electoral college is similar to the primaries and in some states (like Maine and Nebraska) caucuses. I would like to see every state award their electoral votes proportionally rather than winner take all, but other than that I rather have that than the popular vote.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James