Gore said that many voters who live outside the dozen or so battleground states are cheated by the system that allocates delegates from the state level on a winner-take-all basis. He called for presidential elections to be determined by the popular vote.I'm sorry, but logic isn't one of Al Gore's strengths...
“I’ve seen how these states are written off and ignored, and people are effectively disenfranchised in the presidential race. And I really do now think it is time to change that,” Gore said on Current TV, an independent cable network that he co-founded.
Gore said he supported the Electoral College even after the 2000 election, in which he won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College vote by 271-266 to George W. Bush. He has since had a change of heart.
“The logic is it knits the country together and prevents regional conflicts and goes back through our history with some legitimate concerns,” he said.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Ghosts Of 2000
It's been more than a decade, but it seems Al Gore still can't get over the fact that he lost: