Gore wants Popular Vote

By | September 1, 2012

Yesterday, August 31st 2012 former Vice president Al Gore, called for an end to the electoral college.  Gore, who believes that citizens who live outside of those coveted  swing states are “written off” when it comes to having their voices heard when it comes to the election process.  Gore, who was speaking to Current TV, said that, “I’ve seen how these states are written off and ignored, and people are effectively disenfranchised in the presidential race. And I really do now think it is time to change that.”    Many of the battlegrounds states for the 2012 election cycle are; Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Michigan, Wisconsin.  The fact that Michigan and Wisconsin are considered battle ground this time around proves that it will be a close Presidential election.

The Republican party, who holds an opposition the the views of the former Vice President, have that view in their platform believing that it would create a threat to the federal system that the United States has.  Gore went on to tell Current TV that, “there is a very interesting movement under way that takes it state by state that may really have a chance of succeeding,”  Since the 2000 election when Al Gore lost to President George W Bush, in which he lost the Electoral College vote by 271-266, TheHill.com is reporting.

The movement that former Vice president Al Gore was speaking about would be a lengthy process.  Even if that imitative were to be taken up and approved by all 50 states, it would have to pass a majority vote in congress.  One reason that a process like this takes so much effort is because the founders did not want to have a system in which the election process was won by a pure democratic system, which they believed always slipped into tyranny.

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8 thoughts on “Gore wants Popular Vote

  1. Michael J. Fell

    Abandoning the Electoral College will turn the United States into a banana republic. Of course, that’s exactly what anti-American “progressive” radicals want. If “progressives” don’t like living in America, they can GTFO. AND STAY OUT!

  2. Daniel

    Glad to see people having a conversation about this topic. My “republican” professor yesterday said in class that he disagrees with the electoral college as well. Even though someone may not like it, at least it prevents a majority vote, or mob rule.

    1. Jon

      heaven forbid the person that most people want to be president is president!

      1. JAN BROWN

        Jon, there was a time I felt the same, BUT just imagine the corruption that would run rampant! “buy the vote’ would be the theme, & double-agents would become common. The ‘delegate’ proceedure affords some control. While the rinky dink states still get 2 senators, huge states only get two as well. Guess the Founders didn’t take size into consideration. Perhaps you can find out who in your state selects the electorials & help make sure they play fair. Remember, no one promised that life would be fair. Keep the thinking going, it helps the rest of us thanks

  3. JAN BROWN

    For 225 years (Sept 1787) our Electorial College has served as a functional ‘gatekeeper’ against the mayhem of the ‘raiders’…what’s more, it has been pretty darn effective..No doubt it could be improved upon, but I notice any discussion of ‘doing away’ with it comes primarily at election time and done by “Losers” …Speaking of losers, I think it’s possible that Al Gore has been nudged by ?? to move the conversation away from this administration’s blatant failures OR is it his hail mary to again be considered ‘revelant’ Either way, there is more urgent business at hand.
    By the way, the electorial delegates are appointed at your State level. If this is an area of concern to you, that would be the place to start your involvement.

  4. Jon

    True, but at the same time, rinky dink states also get two senators no matter how many people live there.

  5. Tunnel Dweller

    Posted in the http://tunnelwall.blogspot.com/2011/10/keep-electoral-college.html on Oct 28, 2011:
    Look at [a] map of the United States mainland taken at night and observe the lights. Some areas are very bright while others have few lights, but the most brilliant patches of light are the areas that will choose our president if this nation abandons the Electoral College.
    The great swath of the plains will have little voice – candidates will rarely visit there- while the brilliant patches along the Eastern Seaboard, Great Lakes and Pacific Coast will pretty much be the chooser of the candidates.
    Now compare this photo with the Electoral map of the US [at the link] and see which political spectrum would have the say on presidential elections. Blue states are Democrat-controlled, (in case you were not aware) and the Pacific Coast area sends us Nancy Pelosi along with Fortney “Pete” Stark, Maxine Waters, Jerry Brown and left-wing indoctrinating school curriculum.
    The Great Lakes area gave us Obama, Reverend Wright, Rahm Emmanuel and Chicago-style politics. The Eastern Seaboard sent us Barney Frank, Carl Levin, Bernie Sanders, Al Sharpton and mushy RINOs such as Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney ( the latter being an excellent debater, however).
    The Electoral College map tells me the Democrats will be at the forefront of any fight to replace the EC with the popular vote and will make eloquent arguments about “putting the American people back in charge of our nation’s destiny”.
    The Electoral College is our best safeguard against electing trendy,”movement” candidates, its main failure being the election of a “celebrity” president such as Barack Obama, the darling of Hollywood, the news media and the PC entertainment industry. But it is our best hope.
    We must keep the Electoral College.

    1. Kerry Royce

      You are absolutely right on this one. If we abandon the electoral college. We will no longer be the United States of America. States will have none if any voice in government. It will truly be a country run by the masses. With no checks and balances. The president will be just a glorified American Idol. And that will be very dangerous for the country. The country would be run by the East and West Coast and that would be very dangerous for the country as well.

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