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I'm Jonathan Hunt we all know that back in 2000 George Bush won the Electoral College.
But -- goal won the popular vote as some -- -- who believe it could.
Happen again not tomorrow so -- Electoral College the best way of deciding.
Our presidential elections rich Rubino.
-- not he is managing editor of polluting -- dot com.
And also all of the political Bible all little known facts in American politics I want to get into a lot of the little known facts of American politics socialism.
Fascinating stuff in that -- -- festival the Electoral College why is it the wrong way to pick a president well.
He had no problem Electoral College -- say the problem we had.
Is with the winner take all system a lot of people don't know what actually.
That I'm bodies -- not delegate that he stayed half who weren't there by Chris wait -- -- -- is still in terms of -- winner take all in other -- Webber wins this state gets all Lux Carlos California where her.
It's not amnesty -- -- all the -- -- -- said that that they gave -- state plenary power to award their electors in any way they coach knows and that's what I'm saying and it actually John -- professor.
And that computer science professor California come up -- -- new idea called a national vote.
The national popular -- compact.
Whereby each state would -- to award their electoral votes to Electoral College would not be extricated it would still warm toward their electoral votes.
To the person who basically win the national popular vote.
And it should only be actually waited once enough states constituting the requisite to understand the electoral votes.
But left its content direct hit to about kinda left electoral votes agreed to a.
So wait -- she is so you're this this plan that would mean that you if you win the national popular of the national popular then you get the state votes I don't quite understand.
Yet so for example safe so for example are in the paper -- it the -- in it right now California's 55 electoral votes.
Basically California would agree beforehand that they would award their electoral votes they would still go through the process that -- an Electoral College.
And that they would in Sacramento but they would -- their luck -- books -- on the person.
Who wins the national popular vote.
And if any state it basically agreeing didn't connect compact and make that agreement that they were award not to win their individual state but whoever wins and -- So -- -- -- but that that that means that what you're saying is basically it's a massive you can.
The the president should be elected on the national popular vote that.
Yes but I'm saying -- if not for example this wouldn't be a way to circumvent the constitution because the fallacy plenary authority for states toward the electoral votes.
In terms of anywhere they -- -- an attitude that for example has got -- changed -- eleven times the way they award their electoral votes.
I'm at the time of the founding -- -- think I think it's only about property owners to -- to the idea that we had a winner take all system.
It would not be content -- not the grand design conceptualize by the time fathers who got too partisan parochial interest trying to maximize the patent advantage.
Which John basically -- assistant -- we know what that felt we think of -- Electoral College we don't think and it just means that states have basically.
And he basically they have economy could choose electors in any way they beat their complete plenary authority.
Are we -- what about -- what about another option not rich which it would seem to make sense to me.
That you use split up the electrons -- -- that will put up a map of the Electoral College here but -- wouldn't make sense.
As you do that -- take Pennsylvania for instance saying governor Romney gets 50% all of the Pennsylvania.
Vote and President Obama gets 50%.
All of the Pennsylvania vote and we just give them ten each wouldn't that be a Smart way to do it justice split up.
Each State's Electoral College votes according to the percentage -- of the vote.
That -- -- candidate got in that state.
I think -- better -- the current system but you still have the possibility that you -- that you would not have a complete.
Tally in terms of in other words it's no we do it there's no way that you would that every single vote would necessarily count for example with Pennsylvania.
-- somebody -- electoral votes and somebody else.
Ten electoral vote you're still not necessarily counting to -- certain number.
So -- which -- still would be another kind of I don't -- it is still would be some vote that would not count on guys this under this system.
Every single -- basically what -- In other words if you win by one vote is just tactically I mean not that that would ever happen but -- -- the vote that he would count if -- get based on.
But he had a way to do it to resist the congressional occasional attacks into their system to which Maine -- Nebraska currently -- But if you do that then you still have the possibility that the person winning the national popular -- -- -- -- winning an Electoral College not being the first to win -- national popular -- I see okay very interest average price let you go get in the political Bible -- little known facts in American politics what is your favorite little known fact.
It's an interesting one.
Nominated too little the first of -- smile on America Samoa legislature it's the only legislature in America.
But does not have a web site at any hit another interesting one -- -- be paid one of the most forgotten president.
In America that he from a swing state of Ohio.
In Paraguay's he's actually a Demi god almost because when he was president -- negotiate -- treaty between -- way.
And Argentina and parkway commitment and Paraguay's.
Came up pretty good and it's it was a result.
They actually have a national holiday for him and that that -- villain named after Rutherford B.
And then with the young girl within a coma for about two years at a television station told -- down there but she got the moment they give -- any request and -- request.
Would -- to Fremont Ohio to visit the Rutherford B.
Hayes presidential Library and Museum that.
And here in America and Delaware Ohio about the way the Rutherford -- -- his birthplace.
Now a gas station with a small -- so -- the contact.
Those two facts out two very good reasons to go out and buy.
Richard -- in his book the political Bible all the little known facts.
In American politics and radicals also managing editor of the website polluting geek dot com there is on screen rich fascinating to -- -- thank you very much for being here.
Thank you very much my pleasure.
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