Monday, August 16, 2004

Proportionality in the Electoral College

Colorado is considering changing its electoral system from the traditional winner-take-all approach to awarding electoral points via proportionality. I'd like to see this enacted on the federal level. It would eliminate some of the flaws in our electoral system, while still maintaining indirect election of presidents. While we're on the subject of proportionality in voting, I'd like to have the House of Representatives reformed to have some sort of proportional representation system, preferably via choice voting (sometimes referred to as the Single Transferable Vote). It would be easier to enact proportional representation in the House because it would require a constitutional amendment to have electoral reform in the Senate.

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