Posted on June 19, 2005
On May 19, the Louisiana State Senate passed a resolution advocating that Congress abolish the Electoral College. The bill passed with a 29-vote majority and garnered support from both Democrats and Republicans.
A safe “red” state, Louisiana hardly benefits from the Electoral College. Safe states are routinely ignored by presidential campaigns, which pour resources and attention on battleground states – large and small. Because of the Electoral College, less than half of all voters nationwide are able to cast a meaningful vote. The president should be responsive and accountable to all of us, not a handful of states that happen to be closely divided.