Electoral College is a hot topic again: Calling James Madison

Arturo Kim
March 21, 2019

The vast majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (81 percent) prefer to maintain the status quo, while the same percentage of Democrats would like to see a constitutional amendment passed to transition to a national popular vote, according to a Gallup poll taken weeks after Election Day 2016. If Delaware joins the compact as the thirteenth state, the total will have grown to 184 electoral votes, 90 votes shy of the threshold.

Still, with legislative sessions winding down, there are no other states expected to join this year.

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"I think everybody ought to have to come and ask for your vote", Warren said.

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Critics say the Electoral College focuses attention on a handful of swing states at the expense of candidates campaigning throughout the country. And if you're a Republican voter what is your motivation to vote?

It would require lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment - no easy feat in a paralyzed Congress - and then ratification by 38 out of the 50 states. Because you know at the end of the day Delaware's three electoral votes will go to that Democrat. "The Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play", he tweeted Tuesday.

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