Member Only Poll: Should Montana Implement an Electoral College System for State Elections?

What if we used an Electoral College type system to elect State Representatives for Congress as well as for Gubernatorial races?

Would we have our current Governor and State Representation in Montana? Would rural Montanans be better represented? Our current election system in Montana is based on popular vote or as some may say “Mob Rule”. Larger cities like Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman and Butte dictate to us who our representatives will be. What do you think? Is this a silly idea? Is popular vote fair for Montana elections? Of course it would take nearly an act of God to do this and I have no idea where to even start. Lets have the discussion as a starting point.

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Should Montana implement an Electoral College type system for in state elections to better represent rural areas?
  • Yes 94%, 15 votes
    15 votes 94%
    15 votes - 94% of all votes
  • No 6%, 1 vote
    1 vote 6%
    1 vote - 6% of all votes
Total Votes: 16
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R. Carter
I had just brought this up on another forum. It should be done in every state.
11/07/2018 5:48 pm
Do it now, before the urban population centers outnumber the rest of the state. All you have to do is look at an election map of Canada or California to see that the small geographic area containing the major population centers run their politics; leaving the majority of countryside having no say. For that matter, just look at a Montana map from yesterday's election.
11/07/2018 6:26 pm
Anna Shchemelinin
It would be much better to change the voting system so with an exception of veterans and military family members people who fully rely on social-security benefits or their parents would not have rights to vote. The main problem of big cities is that vast majority of social parasites live there. As long as these parasites vote, nothing will ever change for better.
11/07/2018 7:37 pm
Anna Shchemelinin
The question to the admin: can you add 'other' choice?
11/07/2018 7:40 pm
Randy (Admin)
In my experience the choice of "other" doesn't work in polls. People will vote other, then not comment and noone knows why they voted other. Is there a specific option you'd like? Or should we make a new specific poll with it's own post?
11/07/2018 8:59 pm
Anna Shchemelinin
My previous comment is one of possibilities to make voting system less corrupt. For Montana, probably lobotonsina's suggestion would be a good solution. MSU students who are here because of skiing and beer and who don't even plan to stay and work in Montana should not have rights to influence on the State and local elections. America must understand that voting requires responsibilities and therefore it should be considered as a privilege, not a right for all.
11/07/2018 10:03 pm
joseph gutzwiler
yes we absolutely need to change the voting laws;;when an election is as close as this one there is enough voter fraud from our two major universities to swing the election in favor of the liberal, of course. i would like to see an investigation into how many students are registered and vote in more than just Montana,,
11/07/2018 9:12 pm
Mike Helland
Just had this convo with my wife this am!
11/07/2018 10:23 pm
Randy (Admin)
Great minds think alike! 🙂
11/07/2018 10:26 pm
The problem with this idea is where does it stop? How small does a population need to be before majority vote is acceptable?

Electoral college for county level so the larger cities don't count?

City level so that the larger districts don't count?

Family level so that dad can always eat where he wants?

You want a better system? Make it easier for voters to find out the issues affecting their area and where the candidates stand.

Make lying and personal attacks illegal in campaigns.
11/08/2018 6:43 pm
Mike Helland
StephenM In other words, Utopia! Which doesnt exist. Where do you figure out a candidate lied. After elected? How long? 1 yr after, 2 yrs? How many lies, little white lies or really big one? What constitutes a lie?
12/16/2018 9:59 pm