I think it would put too many layers between wishes of the population and the decision-making that happens. You would tend to lose some of the impact of the population's wishes on the decision-making process.
I agree with the proposed format. California is by far the most populous state in the union and the majority would agree, the most diverse. With an enormous amount of Democrats in the southern part of the state, within the current format, the voice of GOP mostly goes unheard. The proposed format should correct for this disparity and make California a key decision maker in this country's most crucial elections. Next on the ballot, split California into two states.
I don't know that much about it but from the headlines I have read in the paper it appears to favor the Republicans and is therefore not bi-partisan. I don't really understand the whole electoral system and probably never will.
I am not entirely informed on this issue but if all of the states were involved in running their election the same way I might approve .At this point I would not support the idea. I have always supported the idea of "popular vote" elections.
There is a good chance the proposal may be unconstitutional. When you read the background of the drafters notes in the Constitution when they established the electoral college, the concept was that all votes went to the majority candidate. It would extend and draw out elections and confuse issues. Electoral college issues would be clouded based on regionality.
Compiled by Cybele Ryan