Each and every time we find ourselves faced with one of these presidential elections, a familiar debate emerges regarding the electoral college and whether or not our nation has grown out of it.
The system is a peculiar one, of course, allowing a number of selected electors to speak for the voters of their districts. Of course, having dealt with this system for a majority of our existence as a nation, American politicians have been finding inventive ways to navigate the political minefields within the electoral college, further sullying the setup.
And let’s not forget that the technological revolution of the last several decades has allowed voters to be more well-informed than ever, and opened the door for new ways to cast ballots that could help push the electoral college out the door for good in the coming years.
According to a new poll, a majority of American voters won’t be sad to see it go, either.
A strong majority of Americans support amending the U.S. Constitution to replace the Electoral College with a popular vote system, according to a new poll from Gallup.
The survey found that 61 percent support moving to a popular vote system, up 6 points from 2019 and up 12 points from 2016.
Eighty-nine percent of Democrats and 68 percent of independents support replacing the Electoral College system, while only 23 percent of Republicans favor moving to a popular vote system.
The news comes as the nation prepares for one of the most heated elections in modern history, with incumbent President Donald Trump giving vague answers as to whether or not he’s willing accept the results of the election itself. This insinuation caused several GOP lawmakers to swiftly and sternly rebuke Trump, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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