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-- -- -- in this week reported the Electoral College to the smell test presidential election not that far away at Americans are getting ready to cast their votes.
But do Americans understand how our Electoral College system work does that still work or just a time may be to -- formal system.
Jordan -- now is chairman of national popular -- John Kozey.
And I think I think all of -- got a real refresher course and Electoral College in 2000 with bush gore.
But here we are again everybody's saying this is going to be a close one you're saying scrap.
What we're saying reform the Electoral College so that.
It will guarantee the White House to the candidate who gets the most votes in all fifty states.
And we can do that by using what's in the constitution which lets the states changed the method.
Of awarding electoral votes.
So it and for some big states like California where they've got like fifty some electoral votes.
It's it's winner take all right now expected to go to President Obama this year but -- what you're saying this may be a popular vote where gifts Romney won.
40% and Obama won 60% they would split that stayed up by the by the popular voter how we your -- Work while our system guarantees the White House to the candidate who gets the most votes and all the states we get rid of that winner take all rule.
Which gives Obama pretends that Obama got a 100%.
Of California right he won't or pretends that -- Romney gets a 100% of Texas which he won't that's all the votes together and what it means is that every person's vote in the United States would matter.
-- right now.
Only ten states are in play the candidates are campaigning and only ten states.
Paying attention only to ten states and four out of five Americans are effectively left out of the president -- choice.
Absolutely look at the look at the campaign schedules both candidates and they're just going to those states over and over and over.
Here -- New York for example were blue state.
I don't see any any commercials for the candidates said.
They've why spend their money here they already they already know what the outcome is going to be makes me feel.
Makes me feel dumb like -- my vote doesn't count because -- show up it's going to be a that's going to be Obama wins New York.
Well Tommy actually right.
Actually two thirds of the visits and money that the candidates have -- since they were nominated this year.
Have gone into just three states which is Ohio Florida and Virginia so this shrinking battleground as was leaving more and more Americans.
Out of the choice for president.
When did you start working on this was as the bush gore thing -- you said Dennis and I'm gonna work Cummins well primarily what we started in 2006.
Because we realized in the 2004 election.
Only eighteen states -- we thought that.
That was bad.
But of course now only ten states matter and the problem is that with this winner take all rule that we have.
Wyoming has ignored Vermont has ignored texas' ignored New York is ignored.
And the election comes down to just a handful of closely divided states and that's -- that they get some attention but what about the four out of five Americans in the other forty states to.
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