Thursday, June 12, 2008

Good to end the electoral college system

Of course, those who fear the tyranny of coastal liberals, the majority may have objections, but this makes a ton of sense to me, and the "goes into effect when 270 electoral states have bought in" part makes great sense: only goes into effect when enough have signed on to make it effective so no cost to signing on before others do. It does feel a bit unfair to states that like the old system, but what can they do?

It does mean that country-ass folk won't ever see a presidential candidate again. Top 50 US metro areas contain well over half the US population.