Ok folks - listen up.
If we went with just the popular vote, it would be very easy for the larger population states to dictate who our president is to the small states. That is the reason for the Electoral College.
Just a popular vote would mean that states such as California, New York, Florida, and a few other high population states will have the control. Candidates would oly focus on their issues, campaign in their states alone, and make sure they take care of them while the rest of the country goes to crap.
If anything is needed, a revamping of the Electoral College to reflect the realities of today.
We also need to get back to reality and stop allowing social liberals to twist our elections.
I say we create a National Voting Card. Only one use for it - to identify a properly registered voter.
Only one place to get it - your local county election board.
Must provide Passport, State Driver's License, or State ID Card, a certified birth certificate, and proof of residence.
You are then photographed, voter information encoded, and you receive your voter card. You then have to present said Photo voter card upon voting. No card - no vote.
For the infirmed and sick, a van can be outfitted with the equipment to got the the person's home and produce the card there.
Military personnel can be taken care of at their bases and stations.
Upon the death of someone, their voter card is submitted to the board to have their name removed from the list.
No more Voter Registration Drives, no more voter registration fraud, and a good deal of voter fraud eliminated.
Now - regarding voting machines.
Are plummeting trend is what I call the FAST FOOD MENTALITY. Everyone wants instantaneous gratification.
We need a return to PAPER BALLOTS. We need to return to careful and deliberate counts of those ballots. No more electronic machines and no online voting.
We simply need to put forth more polling places, with a trained and paid staff to help facilitate citizens voting rather than hoping for volunteers.
Perhaps have a week of voting, other than a day.
Also, no more exit polls, and no polls the three days before an election.
Regarding absentee ballots, ONLY FOR THE sick and infirmed. A team of four people will visit any person needing such service. One being an election staffer, 1 GOP, 1 DEM, and 1 IND, to take the absentee ballot from the voter and assure no hanky panky by exuberant volunteers (aka ACORN).
We won't have the results for a few days, BUT THEY WILL BE ACCURATE AND JUST.