The real problem with the Electoral College.

Rodger

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Jun 2014
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62.50% is the cutoff point at which the electors are going to be split 3-1 if there are four electors in total. Below 62.50%, the electors are going to be split 2-2 if there are four electors in total.
Sounds like a formula destined for the SCOTUS at some point. Once you change from the current process and subsequently establish some formula like this, no matter how logical (or, given the mind of politicians because it is so logical), when it doesn't work for the losing side there will be a call to change it to their benefit. Stability and predictability is the best foundation for a successful governance. Every presidential candidate knows the formula to win and should campaign accordingly. It is not like the process is a surprise which is exactly what it will be once you change it.
 
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Code Blue

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Feb 2015
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Caribbean
Sounds like a formula destined for the SCOTUS at some point. Once you change from the current process and subsequently establish some formula like this, no matter how logical (or, given the mind of politicians because it is so logical), when it doesn't work for the losing side there will be a call to change it to their benefit. Stability and predictability is the best foundation for a successful governance. Every presidential candidate knows the formula to win and should campaign accordingly. It is not like the process is a surprise which is exactly what it will be once you change it.
There is SOME truth in that. At the same time I perceive that there tends to be a radical and conservative faction. And both of these factions do not react equally to losing fair and square by the rules - since opposition to or support of the current rules tends to be what define radical and conservative in the first place.
 
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Willempie

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Jul 2015
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Netherlands
There is SOME truth in that. At the same time I perceive that there tends to be a radical and conservative faction. And both of these factions do not react equally to losing fair and square by the rules - since opposition to or support of the current rules tends to be what define radical and conservative in the first place.
Not really. They are equally easy to be found on the opposing side when the subject is different, like when the discussion is inside the state.