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Some Electoral Reforms are Better than Others (Townhall.com) February 26, 2013

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

Two very different reforms would change the electoral vote for president. Some Republicans are urging battleground states, to change from winner-take-all electoral votes to assigning votes by congressional district, as is already done in two states.

Democrats are leading an effort to pass a National Popular Vote bill that would, in effect, eliminate electoral voting altogether—requiring electors to vote for the winner not of their state’s election but of the national popular vote.

Although the Republican effort has less momentum, it is constitutional and better reflects the reality of voting on the ground than the somewhat artificial winner-take-all of the current Electoral College.

But the National Popular Vote is an obvious end-run around the Constitution and could lead to painful national recounts. The 2016 campaign is already underway in state legislatures.

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