From the San Carlos Patch:
The 2012 presidential election is officially in full swing, with the Republican Convention and the Democratic Convention complete and both presidential candidates working the campaign trails... According to Graeme Boushey, a Professor of Political Science at UC Irvine, the lack of significant Republican support may stem from the election of 2000, where Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election due to the Electoral College system. Boushey said the proposal still stands a good chance of success because it only relies on the support of states that would benefit from such a move. Smaller states or swing states can still allocate their Electoral College votes in the same manner if they choose. The new model could create complications in a close election, Boushey said.

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