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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says if she's elected president, she'll be the last person to win by the electoral college. Instead, Warren believes Americans should be able to vote for the President in a direct vote. It turns out about half of Americans agree with Warren.  On the other hand, the poll found 34% of Americans think Presidents should be selected by the electoral college. The Founding Fathers specifically cautioned against the "tyranny of the majority." The Electoral College forces politicians to balance the interests of small states and rural interests in ways a direct vote would not. What do you think?

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For Warren, the case for getting rid of the Electoral College is simple: a direct vote for the President is more democratic and fair than our current system. 

Here's how Warren puts it on on her campaign website:

But the way it works right now, come general election time, presidential candidates don’t travel to every state.
They zero in on just a few battleground states, and they don’t get to hear about the issues that are on the top of people’s minds everywhere else in the country.
But your power in our democracy shouldn’t be determined by where you live.
Everybody running for president ought to have to come and ask for your vote.
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Supporters of the Electoral College say it's politically impossible to get rid of the electoral college in the short term. It would take a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds of both the Senate and House of Representatives and three-fourths of states to vote into law. There simply isn't the support necessary to make the change. 

"There's no realistic chance of a Constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College," said Jacob Levy, a professor of political theory at McGill University.
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