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    Electoral College vs. Popular Vote

    What are the advantages of the Electoral College as opposed to the votes of individual citizens, commonly referred to as the Popular Vote?

    No other country uses an Electoral College type system. Their elections reflect the choice of individuals as reflected in a Popular Vote.

    Should the United States abolish the Electoral College and depend solely on the Popular vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    What are the advantages of the Electoral College as opposed to the votes of individual citizens, commonly referred to as the Popular Vote?

    No other country uses an Electoral College type system. Their elections reflect the choice of individuals as reflected in a Popular Vote.

    Should the United States abolish the Electoral College and depend solely on the Popular vote?

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    It has become an anachronism, and as such, it should be discarded, however change is difficult to accomplish in the US, therefore I don't see the practice going anywhere soon.
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    Another E.C. whining thread ......

    Really?

    I hope you guys realize you are only parroting a Alt Left Universe wet dream.

    There will never be enough votes to change the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution.

    Just another reason for you guys to hate on the US Constitution.

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    Our founding fathers were clear, they did not want only one or two states to make the decision whom would be the president. The fact is the only reason the Democrats don't like it now and want it changed, is because they LOST. The Democrats are sore losers. The lost the election that everyone expected them to win because one candidate sucked all the life out of their contest. Hillary R Clinton knew the election process. She was counting on electoral votes going her way from the Rust Belt and didn't bother to make late term campaign stops there.

    In order to change our election process it takes a constitutional amendment. Even the bed wetting liberals know that isn't going to happen. Quit bitching, whining, and crying. Get to work on figuring out how to win elections.
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    It's an interesting topic, for sure. There's a growing movement of people interested in doing it to at the state level so that there's no need to repeal an amendment.

    National Popular Vote

    Don't believe the idiotic partisan blather that its only the left or only the right who wants this. It's passed in liberal states like California and has been endorsed by conservatives like Newt Gingrich and former libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Also, some will say it puts all the power with the larger states. If true, why has it passed in small states like Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maryland, and Vermont?

    Like I said... it's interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Our founding fathers were clear, they did not want only one or two states to make the decision whom would be the president. The fact is the only reason the Democrats don't like it now and want it changed, is because they LOST. The Democrats are sore losers. The lost the election that everyone expected them to win because one candidate sucked all the life out of their contest. Hillary R Clinton knew the election process. She was counting on electoral votes going her way from the Rust Belt and didn't bother to make late term campaign stops there.

    In order to change our election process it takes a constitutional amendment. Even the bed wetting liberals know that isn't going to happen. Quit bitching, whining, and crying. Get to work on figuring out how to win elections.
    But at the time the so called "founding fathers" opted for an electoral college, how many states were there?

    This country has broadened to 50 states, not to mention territories and possessions. Of what use is the electoral college? Why not depend on an accurate popular vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Another E.C. whining thread ......
    No, a hypothetical

    Really?
    Yes, people with a brain explore hypotheticals for amusement.

    I hope you guys realize you are only parroting a Alt Left Universe wet dream.
    I hope you realise that you're projecting stupidity. It's only a hypothetical, calm down there, bloke.

    There will never be enough votes to change the 12th Amendment to the US Constitution.
    I don't know if anyone cares about that. It's only a hypothetical at this point.

    Just another reason for you guys to hate on the US Constitution.
    You do love your infantile rhetoric, don't you?

    Christ you blow things out of proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    It's an interesting topic, for sure. There's a growing movement of people interested in doing it to at the state level so that there's no need to repeal an amendment.

    National Popular Vote

    Don't believe the idiotic partisan blather that its only the left or only the right who wants this. It's passed in liberal states like California and has been endorsed by conservatives like Newt Gingrich and former libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Also, some will say it puts all the power with the larger states. If true, why has it passed in small states like Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maryland, and Vermont?

    Like I said... it's interesting.
    Maybe you don't understand how the electoral college works. If you did, you wouldn't have posted such an ignorant post. There is nothing that changes at the state level will do. Nothing. All states, except two already give their electoral votes based upon the popular vote of the state. The electoral college gives states like Nebraska, Idaho, Delaware, a say in the election.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourne View Post
    But at the time the so called "founding fathers" opted for an electoral college, how many states were there?

    This country has broadened to 50 states, not to mention territories and possessions. Of what use is the electoral college? Why not depend on an accurate popular vote?

    Cheers,

    Bourne

    It's real simple, IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. Do you understand this? A popular vote would take away all say from the smaller states. No one would ever bother to campaign there. They'd only hit the big population cities. Our founding fathers saw this and made sure of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    It's an interesting topic, for sure. There's a growing movement of people interested in doing it to at the state level so that there's no need to repeal an amendment.

    National Popular Vote

    Don't believe the idiotic partisan blather that its only the left or only the right who wants this. It's passed in liberal states like California and has been endorsed by conservatives like Newt Gingrich and former libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr. Also, some will say it puts all the power with the larger states. If true, why has it passed in small states like Rhode Island, Hawaii, Maryland, and Vermont?

    Like I said... it's interesting.
    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.
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