Bernthal – Drop Out Of The Electoral College

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Each presidential election seems to come down to two critical states, Florida and Ohio.

I always wondered why no one has bothered to try what I call the moving strategy when it comes to presidential politics.

If I was chairman of say the democratic party, I would encourage all democrats living in a rock solid blue state to move to Florida or Ohio.

If I was head of the republican party I'd pick some of those solid red states in the south and send voters east to Florida.

That's because in the end the votes counted here at the election board are not the ones that count.  It is votes cast by the electoral college that matters and 270 are needed to become president.

Four presidents have won the electoral vote without winning the popular vote.

It's a tradition designed to force candidates to visit each state, instead they're visiting certain states.

So maybe it's time to retire the electoral college and let each vote count.  Or at least give it a try.

I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.

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