This is the funniest thing I’ve read all day. A couple of professors came up with a “weighted voting system” that would preserve small state influence while shifting towards popular votes counting. You can read a rundown here.
The inventors scoffed at the current proposal where some states choose to select all of their electoral votes based on the national popular vote, and the idea of a pure popular vote because it would “never happen.”
And their proposal, using some kind of formula? What do these guys think this is—Japan? It’s too complicated.
For better or worse, our system makes it nearly impossible to change the Constitution when the country is so electorally divided.
On the one hand, I’ve never thought that the integrity of our country required states to have anything to do with anything, especially nation-wide elections. On the other hand, since they do no change is likely.
It’s baked in the cake. It wasn’t–as alleged–to save “small” states. It was about slavery, and they didn’t walk it back when they had a chance in the 1860s.
Too bad. Until then, keep campaigning in Ohio and leave Alaska out of it.