While Republicans around the country are trying relentlessly to kill democracy and instill new ways that could have actually lead to a Romney/Ryan victory last fall, despite Obama getting 5 million more votes, one man who would have been winner isn't so keen on the idea:
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has come out against altering the way his state allocates its Electoral College votes, even though the proposed change could have meant that he and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would have won the 2012 election.
Currently, nearly every state awards its Electoral College votes to the presidential candidate who captures a majority of the popular vote across the entire state. Only Maine and Nebraska allocate an electoral vote to the winner of each congressional district, with the final two votes going to the person who wins the popular vote statewide.
But Republicans in some swing states now want to be more like Maine and Nebraska.
The electoral college system is old and out-dated. In a democracy the people vote. Each vote should count the same, and not be weighted by living in a red or blue area. Moving to a strict popular vote is the best way to do this. It would also level the playing field, giving other states a bigger advantage in presidential elections.
It would be nice to just get rid of the electoral college, but instead Republicans want to make the unfair system more powerful. Kudos to Paul Ryan for standing up against such failed thinking.