While doing some research today, I came across an interesting fact: in the process of electing a new president, only two states, Maine and Nebraska, assign electoral votes by congressional district. Every other state has a winner-take-all system. Upon looking into this a little deeper, a ran across a very recent yet concealed and heated topic concerning California’s method of electoral votes. Democrats vehemently oppose the initiative by claiming it as partisan and trickery. However Republicans attest to creating a more accurate way of reflecting the votes of Californians.
I do not know the intentions on either side, but I do believe that whatever is decided should reflect the votes of the people. With California now generating nearly one fifth of the entire electoral college needed to win, it seems as though something needs to be changed. As the 2008 elections may very well hinge on this decision, we must seek God’s perspective on the issue by making it a matter of fervent prayer.