Posted by: coastcontact | August 6, 2012

Twelve States Will Determine the Next President of the U.S.A.

While twelve states determine the winner of the presidency, the choice of the majority can and has been overruled by a silly, stupid election system.

As we all know there is no national direct election for president of the United   States.  Instead the constitution requires electors to vote for the president.  The system has evolved into a popular vote in each state. The winner of each state determines that the state’s total electors vote for the winning candidate.   Thus, if a majority of California voters select Obama in the next election then the total number of electors (the sum equals the congressman and senators) are given entirely to Obama.  Whichever candidate wins 270 electors is the winner. The winner of the most electors can lose the popular vote as George W. Bush did in the 2000 election.

Since pollsters can tell the candidates what the likely outcome is for each state, the candidates will focus their campaigning on those states that they are narrowly losing.

Thus there are just 12 states that will most likely determine who will win the November election.  Most polls indicate that the determining states are North   Carolina (15), Pennsylvania (20), Michigan (16), Minnesota (10), Nevada (6), Virginia (13), Florida (29), Iowa (6), Wisconsin (10), New   Hampshire (4), and Colorado (9).

The election process is inequitable to the majority of the people since the four largest population centers in the nation are not in any of those states.

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Responses

  1. I think that its time to change our elections to popular vote only.

  2. Too many Americans hold the Constitution in such high reverence that they oppose any changes. Thus we are saddled with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia theory that we must follow original intent even though the world of 1789 is as foreign and imaginary as Camelot and fighting dragons.


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