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Get Rid Of Electoral College?

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Apparently a majority of Americans are in favor of it, but is it likely that we can switch without some serious movement in the halls of power?

From FairVote:

Many adults in the United States are questioning the way their head of state us elected, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports. 54 per cent of respondents think the U.S. should get rid of the Electoral College so that the winner of the popular vote becomes president. […]

On Aug. 25, Democratic California senator Dianne Feinstein called for the abolition of the Electoral College, saying, “The current system enables a handful of states to become battleground states, and disenfranchises tens of millions of American voters in the most important election in the nation. By amending the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College, and replacing it with a system in which the winner is the candidate with the most votes nationwide, we will ensure that the method of electing the president and vice-president is fair and uniform.” […]

Should the United States get rid of the Electoral College so that the winner of the popular vote becomes president?

Yes 54%
No 30%

I like “fair and uniform”…how about you?