Thursday, March 29, 2007

At last!-A way to change Presidential politics

For the first time in a while, I found a piece of news which gives me some hope that politics, as practiced in America, can be made a little more honest and our elections made a little more meaningful. Stateside Dispatch reports that the Maryland Senate just approved legislation that would require that Marylands electoral votes go to the Presidential candidate that got the most votes nationwide, instead of to the candidate that won the popular vote in the state.

Similar bills have already been passed in either the House or Senate in three other states, and if the concept gains enough momentum to become law in enough states, it will mean that the Presidential candidate who wins the popular vote nationally will become President.

Not only will it require our candidates to pay heed to voters in all the states intead of those with the most electoral votes, it will mean that even if the majority of the votes cast in your state are for "the other guy", your vote still counts.

Here's the link:

This is a marvelous way to eliminate the gross inequities of the Electoral College, and to give your vote true weight regardless of where you live. What a way to eliminate voter apathy and to force some "candid" back into candidates.

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