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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Some don't say it, its just a fact.

    Do you think it's fair for a couple of heavily populated states to decide our election?

    What that means is that politicians will only campaign in those regions and promise those regions things for their votes. It means people in Wyoming and Alaska will not get their needs addressed.

    Do you think that is fair?

    This idea that everyone else does it is just pathetic, we don't follow other nations and they have different situations.
    Individual citizens should decide elections, regardless of where they live. The popular vote should prevail, not some antiquated system developed when we were just exiting a colonial empire and formed thirteen states.

    By ignoring the popular vote how do you suggest that individual citizens stay interested in elections? Unless they know that their vote counts, they'll become apathetic towards the political process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Some don't say it, its just a fact.

    Do you think it's fair for a couple of heavily populated states to decide our election?

    What that means is that politicians will only campaign in those regions and promise those regions things for their votes. It means people in Wyoming and Alaska will not get their needs addressed.

    Do you think that is fair?

    This idea that everyone else does it is just pathetic, we don't follow other nations and they have different situations.
    Do you think it's fair that the vote of a citizen in North Dakota is worth way more towards electing the president than the vote of a citizen in CA?

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    I see you're still lying. Quote where I said all small states support it. I'll wait.

    I listed four that support it up above. Man, so much willful ignorance right out of the gate by several posters. What's the point of that?
    That means you have 46 that don't.

    Using your popular vote method I think its safe to say the people don't want this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Individual citizens should decide elections, regardless of where they live. The popular vote should prevail, not some antiquated system developed when we were just exiting a colonial empire and formed thirteen states.

    By ignoring the popular vote how do you suggest that individual citizens stay interested in elections? Unless they know that their vote counts, they'll become apathetic towards the political process.

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    Do you know why they went with the EC system?

    Because the smaller states were bitching they would not be represented equally.

    How has that changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Do you think it's fair that the vote of a citizen in North Dakota is worth way more towards electing the president than the vote of a citizen in CA?
    With every citizen having the franchise, each vote should carry the same weight. As you allude to, it is simply equitable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    That means you have 46 that don't.

    Using your popular vote method I think its safe to say the people don't want this.
    LOL... there are 50 "small states"? Wow... what buffoonery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    If you don't understand the purpose of the electoral college, then you probably never will. You know the rules were laid out for a long time before Hillary R Clinton lost that election that she was so assured of winning. #GetOverIt
    Wherein have I mentioned Clinton or the last election? No where.

    My OP regards the viability of continuing to use the so called electoral college vs. the popular vote as an election determinent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RNG View Post
    Do you think it's fair that the vote of a citizen in North Dakota is worth way more towards electing the president than the vote of a citizen in CA?
    Do you think CA should have more of a say in our nation just because they have a higher population?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    LOL... there are 50 "small states"? Wow... what buffoonery!
    You miss the point as usual.

    According to the popular vote most states do not want this.

    Using your logic we should follow the popular vote which is no change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Do you know why they went with the EC system?

    Because the smaller states were bitching they would not be represented equally.

    How has that changed?
    They're represented based on the number of voters voting. The popular vote.

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