Such choices include; the current electoral college, the popular vote, or choose your own method or a method currently being considered in some states or currently used in some others.
Flipping a coin, cutting cards, throwing darts at a board - pretty much anything that represents the randomness of the level of thinking in most voters.
The electoral college is intended to keep large states from steamrolling over smaller states, and ensuring that minorities are not subjugated by the majority. If we were a pure democracy we would have never got civil rights past or women's suffrage. Learn your history. A pure democracy is nothing but mod rule.
Popular vote, is the only honest and ethical way to go, but I guess that is why they don't do it..
personally, i really dislike the electoral college method of electing a candidate. it really makes a lot of voters vote "worthless." I'm from Kentucky, and lets face it, states like KY will always be a red state. I plan to vote dem (so long as the candidate is NOT hillary clinton), but my vote will still be rather worthless because all of KY electoral votes will go to McCain (assuming he gets the bid).
i think popular for is the way it should be. Take the 2000 election for example. The electoral vote is SUPPOSE to be representative of a states population. But in 2000, more people voted for Gore, but Bush won...thanks to electoral voting. How is that "representative," of population. Can someone say, "BACKWARDS!" :-p
IRV makes the most sense to me. Basically instead of voting for one candidate, voters are asked to rank the candidates. The candidate with the highest overall ranking wins. Thus, we eliminate the problems that come up when more than two people are in an election, and we make sure that the person that is most favorable wins.
Our system worked with 2 parties and if not everyone votes. Having everyone voting creates this mess and the need of a third party. Which would make things worse.
First of all the electoral should be done away with and the president should be elected by the popular of the people as righten by are for fathers.