Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Electoral College and 17th Amendment

I came across a very good dialog between the blogger Rossputin, Rational Thinking About Our World, and his representative to the Colorado General Assembly concerning her position on proposed changes to electoral college. The conversation demonstrates a general misunderstanding by the representative concerning general US History, republicanism verses democracy, the role of the Electoral College, and the consequences of the 17th Amendment and the loss of the state representation in the US Senate.

I’m pleased to say that my Representative in Colorado’s General Assembly, Claire Levy, has responded to my note asking her to oppose HB1299, the move to give Colorado’s electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. Following is that response, as well as my take on why she’s incorrect. The Representatives official e-mail address is at the end of her note, if you feel like sending your thoughts on the issue.
This is a very educational post and should be read by all.

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