Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Iowa might ditch Electoral College

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers are considering changing the way the state’s presidential votes are counted as part of an effort to break from the Electoral College system.

The proposal is moving through the state Senate and so far has generated little opposition.

It calls for Iowa to join with other states and pledge its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, no matter who wins in Iowa.

Support for such a move has been building since 2000, when President Bush became president despite losing the popular vote to Al Gore.

3 comments:

IM.AN.AMERICAN said...

I think this is a great idea. Why wouldn't the person supppose to represent the people win eventhough they had less votes than someone else. the president should win by having the most votes in the nation, not the electoral college.

soy_girl101 said...

I think this is taking away from state representation. States have been putting their electoral votes in seperatly since the beginning of our democracy. If Iowa votes democratic, Nebraska; republican, and Kansas; republican, then the region would be over ruled by a republican vote. This would leave to an unfair advantage to a president canadit.

Inigo Montoya said...

A better way to represent more of the people is for all the states to distribute their electoral votes like Nebraska and Maine do. That would be closer to the popular vote while keeping the electoral college.