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    Do US citizens want to change the existing electoral system?
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    Most US citizens believe that the country’s electoral system needs to be reformed, while 45 percent would prefer to see the "One Person, One Vote" scheme used, TNS UK pollster revealed in a survey for Sputnik.

    According to the TNS poll, 60 percent of the voters believe that the electoral system needs to be changed in some way. As many as 45 percent would want the current system to be changed to One Person, One Vote, while 15 percent would prefer to see the two systems combined.

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      elsa.zardini
      Well, no. That is because people have no idea of why the system is as it is in a country such as the US. If they would educate themselves about the reasons why, then those among the 1,012 who voted yes, would have voted no.
    • Marc Nonnenkamp
      The Electoral College has been in place since the founding fathers of the USA put it there in 1788 - the first election when George Washington became our first President. It is a very good system of indirect democracy which virtually guarantees the USA greater political stability and longevity compared to any other country on earth.
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      jas
      Sputnik completely misrepresents this poll result. only 45% said to abolish (and I even question that). 55% said no, create a hybrid or proportional system, or they didn't know. But Sputnik is running about implying that 60% want to abolish the elctoral system. That's not true.
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      Crowbar
      I think it still serves a purpose but let's split California's votes :)
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