If we got rid of the electoral college system, which party would benefit?
While my heads are in the clouds because the people in the electoral college are usually in congress as well, and they'd never get rid if it, no matter how pointless and unfair it is, I would like to know which party would be benefit from it. If it hadn't been around in the election, do you think romney wouldve won, or would Obama have won a better victory?
- Jeff DLv 77 years agoBest Answer
Obama won the popular vote anyway, so it would have made little difference (without the electoral college the candidates would have campaigned differently, of course, but it's hard to see how it would have changed the outcome). In fact, in most Presidential elections the popular vote winner also wins the electoral college. It's pretty rare that the two diverge, and there's no clear party bias on those occasions when it has.
P.S. The Constitution specifically excludes members of Congress from serving as electors.
- Anonymous7 years ago
It's not an easy question to answer because of the domino effect. If there had been no electoral college in 2000 then Gore would have been elected president. He won the popular vote. If that were the case then we have to wonder if 9/11 would have still happened or happened in the same way (Any Fringe fans out there?). The Bush presidency paved the way for the Obama presidency. Would Obama have been elected if Gore had served 2 terms? Would he have run against VP Lieberman in 2008 and not Hillary? Would the public decide that after 16 years that perhaps it was time for for a change in the white house and opt for a Republican? Perhaps George Bush would have run again, the way Nixon did in 1968.
If we were to get rid of the EC now then I don't think it would have much impact. Usually, the winner of the popular vote is the winner in the electoral college. There have been 57 or 58 presidential elections and that has been the case about 95% of the time. The way candidates would campaign would change. For instance, in the last election you would have seen Obama campaign in places like Texas and Romney campaign in California. It would be more of a national campaign instead of one focused on the United State of Ohio.
- Anonymous7 years ago
The party who benefits by the electoral college is whichever party has more power behind the scenes but less popular support. In our lifetime that's been the Republican Party which is why Bush won over Gore even though he had less votes.
In the last election it just made Obama look better than he already did, that was what the founders intended, to give the winner a clear majority in a close race. But it's probably different in different elections.
- ErikaLv 43 years ago
because of fact u . s . is first and top a Republic, no longer a organic Democracy. because of fact if we did away with the electoral college nationwide politicians might spend their time in city inhabitants centers and not have an interest with regards to the country as an entire. it particularly is precisely the coverage we see in communist China the place the city centers prosper and the peasant classification stay hand-to-mouth just to grant foodstuff for his or her city overlords. because of fact we are u . s . and voters excercise their impression over nationwide regulations by influencing their state regulations. @strolling Mist, your video contradicts your guy or woman opposition. you're worried that politicians spend too plenty time in "Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Virginia" yet those states incredibly have much less impression because of electoral college. Why do politicians bypass there? conveniently because of fact they have greater populations. If something the electoral college MINIMIZES this result. If the electoral college have been carried out away with politicians might spend their finished time in super city factors the place their time and money might yield the outcome. i comprehend you all are nevertheless bitter approximately 2000 and all, yet it particularly is in simple terms the way it particularly is. that's what makes us people - and thank God.
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- ELS3.9.81Lv 67 years ago
Obama won the popular vote as well as the electoral college.
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- RilesLv 57 years ago
You could argue either way. But if you look at election history, very rarely does the EC winner not win the popular vote.
- Dan L BounLv 77 years ago
Regardless as to the electoral college system, or not... Most of it, is going to be about voter suppression, for the Presidency, & voter suppression, & gerrymandering, for the House, & Senate...
- Republican 2014Lv 67 years ago
- ZorroLv 77 years ago
All of the other parties.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Romney would win