Is the Popular Vote In Elections Nothing More Than 'Mob Rule'?
Friday Jan 25, 2013 · 3:47 PM PDT
WHY NOT REVERT TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL THREE/FIFTHS RULE IN ASSIGNING ELECTORAL VOTES FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS?
In the past few days there has been a great deal written about the Electoral College and whether some Republican efforts to change certain Blue States methods of assigning their Electoral Votes are cheating and stealing elections. Some GOP members are now referring the nation's changing demographics and to their emerging minority party status as being nothing more than being subjected to Mob Rule.
With the national GOP's blessing states like Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, Ohio and other blue states are considering assigning their state's EVs according to congressional district elections. Some say this is nothing more than an effort to cheat the popular vote.
In the spirit of snark, we should not be we be surprised if we soon hear that the GOP proposes a compromise in a bipartisan spirit.
Given the 'peculiar' nature of our presidential voting system, the GOP might propose that we adopt the following rule that combines the best of both approaches of the Popular Vote method and more traditional Constitutional Method that would warm a Founding Father's heart:
Electoral College Rule: A state's Electoral Votes shall be allocated by popular vote. East vote cast for a Republican candidate shall be counted as one vote, and each other vote cast shall be counted as three-fifths of a vote.