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    March 30, 2008

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    Peter Porcupine

    There is an intermediate step between the existing system and a popular vote, and several states us it now. It is to apportion electoral college votes according to popular votes within a state. Maine uses this, for instance.

    It iw a viable compromise. It preserves the original purpose of the electoral college - having the interests of rural states preserved against an overwhelming popular vote in urban areas - while apportioning those vote more fairly.

    Chris VanHaight

    The proportional system that PP proposes might be an option. The presidential election industry would have to retool, however.

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