POLL: Majority says Electoral College system is fair

The vast majority of respondents in the latest unscientific poll at SharylAttkisson.com say the U.S. Electoral College system is “fair.” The Electoral College was established under the U.S. Constitution. The system has come under attack by some who say the president of the U.S. should be chosen based on the popular vote, instead. President Trump […]

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December 26, 2019 9:07 am

Trump in June 2019 – Fox News interview “It’s always tougher for the Republican because, . . . the Electoral College is very much steered to the Democrats. It’s a big advantage for the Democrats. It’s very much harder for the Republicans to win.” Trump, April 26, 2018 on “Fox & Friends” “I would rather have a popular election, but it’s a totally different campaign.” “I would rather have the popular vote because it’s, to me, it’s much easier to win the popular vote.” Trump, October 12, 2017 in Sean Hannity interview “I would rather have a popular vote. “… Read more »

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December 26, 2019 9:35 am

“ Let’s quit pretending there is some great benefit to the national good that allows the person with [fewer] votes to win the White House. Republicans have long said that they believe in competition. Let both parties compete for votes across the nation and stop disenfranchising voters by geography. The winner should win.” – Stuart Stevens (Republican) In Gallup polls since they started asking in 1944 until the 2016 election, only about 20% of the public supported the current system of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate… Read more »