Originally Posted by 78BO
I think because the country was still growing and so was the process I’ll stick to the current elections that incorporate all the states.
In 1912 Wilson would have won even if Roosevelt had Tafts votes. 435-88-8
In the 1968 elections Nixon would have won the election even it all the independent people voted for Humphery. 301-191-46.
And the same goes for Clinton. I don’t see any thing that the independent party has done.
Maybe. We'll never know. I do think it would be interesting to see if bull moose's Roosevelt would have captured more electoral college votes if he had captured Taft's popular vote. Regardless, Taft took 2 states, and the Republican party was beaten by a third.
I think it would be interesting if restriction was placed on the amount of money a given party can spend on campaigning.
Though, I do believe the electoral college is needed. I don't know how you would structure an election without it.