Everyone of voting age!: Eliminate the Electoral College
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The Electoral college is an outdated institution. What was once intended to be helpful to our growing country is now causing more problems than it solves. A vote in smaller states counts more than a vote in larger states, giving the smaller states more power. Furthermore, a candidate who wins the popular vote can ultimately lose the election.
With the winner&dashtakes&dashall system 48/50 states have in place, the winner of a state's popular vote gets all of that state's electoral votes, no matter their margin of victory. To eradicate the Electoral College, 3/4 of the states must ratify a Constitutional amendment. States can also individually decide what to do with their electoral votes.
By signing this petition, I agree that the Electoral College needs to be abolished. Please take a stand for a smarter system.