Don't deflect. No one is talking about rule by referendum nor is anyone talking about doing away with representative democracy. Do you recall from post #4 how Finland used to have an electoral college but did away with it? It can be done without leading to chaos....You want real "majority vote?" Advocate for a true democracy. Let issues be put to a referendum. Then see the kind of chaos, bedlam and anarchy that moving away from the electoral college would create. Most large, populous, diverse, complex societies know better. That is why this system does not exist in any nation today.