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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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    This election showed why that won't happen. Trump won the majority of the states

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    The fact the constitution hasn't been amended.

    There is your source.
    Your typical answer and source avoidance aside, the electoral college is a contrived and foolish colonial concept and it should be abolished in favor of the individual vote, the will of the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    With every citizen having the franchise, each vote should carry the same weight. As you allude to, it is simply equitable.

    It does since the elections are run by the state

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    LOL... there are 50 "small states"? Wow... what buffoonery!

    Elections are run by the state not the feds

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Elections are run by the state not the feds
    Well, that's eye opening. No one on the entire planet knew that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    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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    You would not bring it up if it was not for that election. As always you have to be deceptive and dishonest

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    This election showed why that won't happen. Trump won the majority of the states
    But not the popular vote which truly reflects the will of individual citizens. Or don't individual votes reflecting the will of invidiual citizens count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    They're represented based on the number of voters voting. The popular vote.

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    That might be true if it was a federal election but the states run elections

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    It does since the elections are run by the state
    Obviously they don't carry the same weight. See the discussion at hand for clarification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    Your typical answer and source avoidance aside, the electoral college is a contrived and foolish colonial concept and it should be abolished in favor of the individual vote, the will of the people.

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    Will not happen. So you think Hillayr should win when she did not even win 20 states?

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