Elephant Ears

This blog is dedicated to the political happenings in the Valley and Southwest Virginia. As the the name implies, this blog will have posts based on what is heard by this elephant's (GOPer's) ears. It is also a great treat to get while at the county fair or a carnival.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Stupid Idea

I see California has proposed a new idea regarding the electoral college. Their legislature has passed a bill that, if a large group of states agree, that would give CA's 55 EVs to the winner of the national popular vote instead of who wins the state.
Basically the reasoning behind this is to eliminate the electoral college system of electing the President.

Do people not understand that it would be basically impossible to run a presidential campaign with only 80 million, if we made it based on popular vote?

3 Comments:

  • At 8/31/2006 3:39 PM, Blogger zen said…

    What do you mean here:"Do people not understand that it would be basically impossible to run a presidential campaign with only 80 million, if we made it based on popular vote?"

    What's 80 million?

     
  • At 8/31/2006 4:14 PM, Blogger hr_conservative said…

    Its against the Constitution and would hopefully be struck down by the courts.

    The leaders of this idea admit they are just trying to get around the 2/3rds vote of the House and Senate, 3/4ths of states part. Of course, that is why the Founders made it hard to change the Constitution.

     
  • At 9/01/2006 11:46 AM, Blogger GOPHokie said…

    Zen, each person gets 80 million after they accept their party's nomination and thats all they can spend.

     

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