Abolishing the Electoral College

Hillary’s supporters, like Al Gore’s supporters before them, have learned the hard lesson that the popular vote doesn’t determine who the president is. Now many of them are demanding that the electoral college be abolished.

Personally, I think eliminating the electoral college and allowing California and New York to select the president is foolish. I also think any system that tries to make 320 million people agree on a single figurehead is futile. Were it up to me, and eliminating the office of the president wasn’t on the table, I’d opt for a presidential selection system based off of Thunderdome.

But I’m always willing to make a deal. I will agree to supporting the abolition of the electoral college if its supporters will agree to a policy that states that if a plurality of voters don’t vote we won’t have a president for four years.