2 of the last 3 US Presidents did not get majority votes from the people of the US. Is it time to change the way the US tallies votes?
- Anonymous1 year agoFavorite Answer
And it's no coincidence that both of them were Republican. It's obvious the general public prefers Democratic leadership in the White House considering they've won the popular vote in 6 of the past 7 elections. The GOP keep forcing failed trickle down economic policies on the AMerican people which only ensure that the rich get richer. Since Trump entered office, he and the GOP have blown up the deficit giving massive tax cuts for corporations already swimming in profit, and they're pushing to gut social security and to strip millions of their healthcare coverage in response. Keep in mind Trump's elitist tax giveaways are permanent so the situation is only going to get worse unless they're booted from power.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 year ago
no. The United States is a republic, not a democracy. Republics are intended to protect the rights of everyone, including today's political minority.
- BOOMLv 51 year ago
YES! IT'S TIME TO GET RID OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE!
- Old Man DirtLv 71 year ago
No, it is time for both parties to rethink what it is that is truly important to the majority of the US citizens!
For several elections these parties have tried to knit together lunatic fringe groups that would provide the voter base needed to win the election.
This has resulted in one party appealing to the urban city dweller who thinks a cow can be fitted with an emission control device to prevent the release of green house gasses.
The other party focuses on those who live in the vast fields beyond the city limits where guns are still needed to kill rabid dogs and other vermin that are a threat to the food system in the USA.
To be specific:
The majority of the USA is not concerned about:
1. LBGT rights, we all have friends who are members of that group of people. So we don't see they need any special protection. They are just humans like the rest of us.
2. Abortions, it is a fact that there are not enough abortions being done to keep abortion clinics open.
3. Banning fire arms, the numbers show that guns and bullets are safer then most medications. It is also a well published fact that medical industry is listed as the third major cause of death in the USA. While 40% of the population is militant on the issue (20% for banning firearms to some extent and 20% still think they should be able to buy a Thomson Machine Gun with out a permit) the other 60% think that other 40% should be put in padded cells.
The election system does not need to change- the parties need to change. The one that does the job soonest will control the next election. The trust factor for both parties is down by the way and that is the problem!
Gallop reported in September that the DNC approval rating was 44% and the GOP was at 45%! Clearly neither party right now is in a position of being liked!
So if the DNC wants to "win" they need to change!
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- John MLv 71 year ago
No it isn't, one vote is still only one vote, and it must be legal. I know democrats are bitter, but tough luck.
- JeffLv 71 year ago
The candidate who wins the popular vote could get bonus electoral points!
- 1 year ago
That is correct. Is that a question somewhere in there?
- Justin ThymeLv 71 year ago
JFK, a Democrat, lost the popular vote.
- xg6Lv 71 year ago
- Anonymous1 year ago
No. The USA system balances out over time. Just be patient. Thanks.