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The debate has started again as to whether the US Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain
unchanged. Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change the electoral votes to electoral points and reward each candidate a percentage of points based on the percentage of popular votes received in each state.
This would eliminate the "winner take all" system thus allowing for all the votes to count. A voter is more apt to believe their vote counted when a percentage of popular votes are taken into account rather than the "all or nothing" system currently in existence. Further, this new system would
integrate the desire for a popular vote for president with the need for the individual states to determine who actually gets elected.

For 2020 multiplying the percentage of votes each candidate received {in each state} times the number of electoral votes {in each state} results in the following: Biden 267.23 and Trump 252.33. Multiplying the percentage of popular votes each candidate received {nationwide} times the total number of electoral votes {538} results in the following: Biden 274.92 and Trump 253.40.

Joe Bialek

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Darrin Lindsey December 7, 2020, 3:56 pm I didn't follow how your idea works. But, I've thought about this a lot, also. My idea is to change the amount of electoral votes the states have, from lining up with the amount of representatives in Congress, to a specific percentage of the population of each state. Right now, Wyoming (the smallest state, population wise) gets 3 electors and California (the largest) gets 55. The population of California is 50 times larger than Wyoming. So it currently takes 3 votes in California to equal one vote in Wyoming. If each state got 10% of their population, in electors (or points) then every vote, in every state, would count equally. Whatever 10% of each states populations adds up to, one more than half, would be the amount of points required to win the presidency.
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