We are told that demographic realities facing America mean the Right will soon find it impossible to compete with the left on the national stage. We are told it is decided. We are told it is inevitable.
Today I want to explain how, with just a few easy changes, we can ensure that the Left loses every presidential election for the next 50 years.
How could that be possible? Its easier than you think. For the answer… look to Maine.
What if Florida appointed its electoral votes by district, the way Maine does rather than winner take all? What if Illinois and California did too? The Florida panhandle is as red as Alabama. Rather than having their voices silenced in a winner take all election, they would be heard. The same goes for the many red counties and districts in California. Why should their voices be silenced by the shouting from the cities?
Let every voice truly count.
Why should the red districts of central Pennsylvania be relegated to non-existence just because the state has two large blue cities?
Push measures through that apply electoral votes by congressional district rather than for the entire state.. and you will change politics in America for ever. And states like Florida that are so equally split will be very easy to sell on this plan. Because every election half of their population is being silenced.
If people should elect their leaders, then why doesn’t a popular vote decide elections? One answer is that organic communities are not individuals, and people who belong to them have a vested interest in the well being of the group.
Directly representing organic communities makes sense, and the electoral college should be abolished. States are not communities. One obvious advantage is that Republicans would gain a major foothold, but this is secondary to the point of a representative voting system. Winner takes all systems like the electoral college are not representative.