Friday, August 19, 2011

A Novel Approach to the Electoral College

The following text is an Amendment that I drafted, the "Electoral College Reform Amendment."


Let me know what you think about it.


Article

Section 1.  The Electoral College and its Electors shall be reformed in such a way as to delegate electoral ballots to Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates according to Congressional District and Senate seat.


Section 2.  Each state shall delegate two Electors, those representing every state and its two seats in The Senate, to cast ballots for the candidates receiving the popular majority of votes as submitted by the Citizens of the state.


Section 3.  Each state shall delegate the remaining Electors, those representing each seat in The House of Representatives, as well as Electors representing the District of Columbia, to cast ballots for the candidates with the popular majority of votes as submitted by the Citizens of each respective Congressional District.


Section 4.  The persons with the greatest number of electoral votes for President and Vice President shall be elected.


Section 5.  The Congress in session may provide for the case of a tie in any election.


Section 6.  This article shall apply with respect to any election for President and Vice President held after the expiration of the 1-year period which begins on the date of the ratification of this article.

The basic gist of this is, the 2 votes as delegated by Senate seats function as they always have.  They go with the popular majority of each individual state.  However, each district receives a vote based on its own election results.