Electoral College

Well, all this talk about doing away with the electoral college is making me happy. Right now, with the outcome counting solely on Florida (with a margin of only 359 votes so far), it makes the rest of the states’ votes seem worthless.
Here in Utah, the disparity between democrat and republican votes is huge. In most states, the difference between the two parties is usually less than ten percentage points, whereas it’s usually a difference of 40 or 50 percentage points here, and that difference is almost always in favor of republicans.
If there were no electoral college, my democratic vote in Utah would actually make a difference, because it could be pooled with democratic votes throughout the rest of the country, rather than being cancelled out by the electoral college (and the Mormon church).

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