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The salient point is that US Constitution prescribes an Elector College only for election of POTUS.

The US Constitution does NOT

  • limit the number of House representatives, instead prescribes representation proportionate to population; the limit was established by Congress in USC and could be repealed at any time;
  • prescribe representation by "district";
  • proscribe the number of political factions in Congress;
  • proscribe any other election process; or
  • proscribe allocation of electors between or among political factions.

IdioSavant's comment about the helplessness of the polity and proportional representation in the USA is incorrect.

Limits to unqualified enfranchisement ("direct democracy") in the USA are the result of the stunted imaginations of eligible voters, possibly illiteracy, and craven federal and states' legislative acts, elected by the cretins that the polity elects to do so, over and over again (because "institutional knowledge", incumbency), including Secretary of State in each (if not APPOINTED) whose executive function is to fulfill demands of the partisan corporations who dominate a legislature and qualify voters' rights AND candidatures in that state.

A third party could be had IF voters "thought" that candidate could WIN!!!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 06:04:39 PM EST
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I was talking about the UK, not the USA. And obviously, the UK has a far freeer hand in changing its electoral system than the US: all they have to do is overcome a self-interested establishment seeking to preserve its own power, rather than that plus some archaic rules designed to produce constitutional stasis.
by IdiotSavant on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 08:48:22 PM EST
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my mistake

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 11:08:19 PM EST
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