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To: President Donald Trump, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Abolish the Electoral College

Amend the constitution to abolish the Electoral College. Hold presidential elections based on popular vote. One person one vote to determine the one leader who is supposed to answer to all the people of the country.

Why is this important?

The Electoral College has outlasted its usefulness. It is part of the constitution, written when communication was by pony express. Voters currently living and voting in a "red" or "blue" state are disenfranchised, because their vote doesn't matter. Eliminating the electoral college means: no "swing" states getting all the attention and all the campaign stops and all the empty campaign promises. The electoral members are selected by the two main political parties, Republican and Democrat, disenfranchising all other voters, independent, Libertarian, etc. End it now.

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Reasons for signing

  • Electoral College literally erases your vote. I’d like my vote to count.
  • When studying in my government class, I realized how inefficient the Electoral College is. As we saw in the presidential election in 2016, the popular vote did not win. I am afraid this will happen again, for I dont my rights as human being to be taken away. At this point, everyone's voice should be heard.
  • All votes matter and the electoral college favors some votes over others. Not okay.

Updates

2020-06-19 15:25:03 -0400

Thank you all for your support to date. This petition was begun on a lazy summer afternoon in 2012. Lazy being an operative term. As many of you have shared, the Pony Express had a short stint as a mail delivery service nearly 100 years after the Constitution was written. The author regrets the error, but editing it out interferes with the integrity of the petition. There is a companion FB page at https://www.facebook.com/BanElectoralCollege/

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