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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, August 28, 2006

Commentary

By Pete Du Pont
An attempt to circumvent the Electoral College is really an urban power grab.

For more than 200 years America has chosen its presidents as the Constitution provides: through the Electoral College. Traditionally, each state has cast its electoral votes--equal to its total representation in Congress--for the candidate who receives the most votes statewide.

But last week the California Senate passed legislation to award the state's Electoral College votes to the candidate who has received the most popular votes nationally--whether Californians chose him or not. A similar bill passed the Assembly on May 30, so it will soon be up to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto the bill. Such a bill also passed the Colorado Senate in April, part of a national to change the way we choose our presidents. The mandate doesn't take effect until enough other states sign on to provide a majority of electoral votes. If it were in effect in 2004, George W. Bush would have taken California's 55 electoral votes, even though John Kerry carried the state by a margin of nearly 10%. Continue.

1 Comments:

  • Ah, the fresh breath of truth and clarity smells so sweet amidst the stale aroma of simplistic populism! So many of our citizentry simply do not understand how our system of government was conceived to work nor why our Founders constructed it as they did.

    I say again; that is my biggest concern with illigal immigration. It is bad enough that so many of us do not understand these things without swelling our ranks with more who neither know nor care.

    By Anonymous Anotmo, at 9:28 AM  

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