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Would you support a constitutional amendment to substitute a five-person executive council for the current single-person US presidency?

I argue that such a change would make the executive branch more democratic because five officeholders could represent more deeply the diversity of opinion of the populace at large, than any one person could.  They could be elected with partyless proportional representation using direct popular Reweighted Range Voting.

The executives could deliberate and vote among themselves to decide which ones would be ready to handle emergencies at any given time, and they could delegate any executive authority that the branch has, to the one so designated.  Any ongoing policy started on an emergency basis, the group could overturn when they have time to meet, discuss, and vote.

In a further refinement to this system, once the public determines who will fill the five executive positions, every two years the public could reassign voting weights to the five, which wieghts they could wield when voting on acts of the executive branch.

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