Several last night mentioned the possibility that Bush could win the popular and lose the electoral college. If so, I wondered would the same Democrats who decried such a system last time still raise their voices? Or do you think they would get laryngitis all of the sudden? But more to the point, what about the electoral college? Past its prime? Still good? I am slightly of the opinion that it might be time to look another direction (though not convinced by any means). I was thinking that for the president, a single national system of voting and counting, rather than state systems. It would provide a national registration to prevent multiple voting in diferent states. I am also very skeptical about absentee ballots and provisional ballots. Provisional ballots are a recipe for trouble. If I vote in my precinct what's to stop me from going and casting provisional ballots. If I get caught, they just throw my vote out. If I don't get caught, then the vote is illegitimate but counted anyway. Absentee ballots and early ballots likewise are troublesome. Doesn't the Constitution says we are to vote on a particular day. That rules out voting on any other day, does it not? When someone casts an "early ballot," they seem to be violating the constitution. Any ideas?