Feb 23, 2011

Why the Electoral College Should Be Revamped to Prevent the Election of an Extremist US President!

Over at A New Kind of Party, I reposted just the portion of an earlier post that illustrates a two-stage election with five candidates in the first stage and two candidates in the second stage. The moral of the story is that both the first stage and the nature of the interactions between electors at the Electoral College would make it nigh impossible for the US to elect an extremist as president. But unfortunately, such might happen with a direct election, or our current defunct Electoral College system.

ps, if you substituted vice president above for president, it would be almost as bad, since a Manchurian Veep would be only one heart beat away from becoming the president of the USA.


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