Posted on December 09, 2004Though some 120 million Americans cast ballots in the 2004 presidential election, the decisive vote will take place this Monday, December 13th, when 538 members of the Electoral College meet to officially elect our next president.
A relic of the 18th century, the Electoral College is a ticking time bomb. In an era of increasingly narrow presidential elections, this anachronistic system perennially risks fraud, disenfranchised voters, and electoral deadlock, operating on the unfair principle of "winner take all."
We need your help to put a spotlight on the Electoral College, and join the growing chorus of voices calling for direct election of the president by majority vote. Take a look at FairVote's Call to Action to learn more about the Electoral College's flaws, and find out what you can do to change this system.