Electoral College grumblings
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We were somewhat surprised to see a fellow New Hampshire newspaper publish such a scathing indictment of the process that has been used to elect presidents since George Washington: the Electoral College.
This is especially true because if the Electoral College were no longer used to elect presidents, there would be virtually no chance of any major party presidential nominee bothering to campaign in Northern New England, due to the region’s relatively low and sparse population.
If only the popular vote is used to determine a president, candidates will spend the vast majority of their time and resources in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, the San Francisco Bay Area and a few other major metropolitan areas. They would likely send a few flyers and campaign workers to Boston, but that would be about it for New England.