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Sorry, but the electoral college still works, despite it not being perfect

By Rin following x   2019 Mar 22, 3:18pm 549 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


From other thread ...

http://patrick.net/post/1323260/2019-03-20-fact-check-no-democrats-the-electoral-college-was-not-created-because-of-slavery

Vermont has 626K residents. That's 626K out of 328M ppl in the United States or ~0.2% of the nation's population but yet, this small rural, blue leaning, non-slave owning state has 3 electoral votes which is 3/538 total or ~0.55% of the electoral college.

In other words, a minor, insignificant state has more than doubled its output in the national election.

All it tells me is that the electoral system, even in its current configuration, gives small states a bigger voice in the national elections so that high urban density places like Boston, NYC, DC, Chicago, SF, and LA don't determine the entire outcome.

Yes, ppl like Hillary or even Biden, need to earn votes outside of the Boston-DC corridor.
1   HEYYOU   ignore (26)   2019 Mar 22, 8:12pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

One man,one vote! One can choose where they want to live,in high or low density areas it's still one man,one vote. Or it's some form of social control?
2   OccasionalCortex   ignore (3)   2019 Apr 5, 2:54pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Better yet, we should repeal the 16th Amendment and go back to levying income taxes by apportionment just like votes in the EC college are!
3   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 5, 4:45pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Monopoly is bad in business and in electoral college.

HEYYOU says
One man,one vote! One can choose where they want to live,in high or low density areas it's still one man,one vote. Or it's some form of social control?
4   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (5)   2019 Apr 5, 8:04pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

FortWayneIndiana says
Monopoly is bad in business and in electoral college.

HEYYOU says
One man,one vote!


Lol you have any more meaningless statements not in the constitution?
5   FortWayneIndiana   ignore (4)   2019 Apr 5, 8:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CovfefeButDeadly says
FortWayneIndiana says
Monopoly is bad in business and in electoral college.

HEYYOU says
One man,one vote!


Lol you have any more meaningless statements not in the constitution?


This is actually in the constitution, it is a reason for electoral college and representative system.
6   HeadSet   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 5, 9:11pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Before condemning the Electoral College, one may want to find out how the numbers of Electors for each state is determined. Once that is known, one may see the wisdom of why the Electoral College exists.
8   porkchopexpress   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 13, 10:50am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

The electoral college is great. Keeps retarded groupthink (e.g., California) from overrunning the country, as well as staving off illegal-alien voting pushed by the Left. This is why we don't have a democracy...voters are idiots and politicians are corrupt.
9   just_dregalicious   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 13, 11:13am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

porkchopexpress says
The electoral college is great. Keeps retarded groupthink (e.g., California) from overrunning the country, as well as staving off illegal-alien voting pushed by the Left. This is why we don't have a democracy...voters are idiots and politicians are corrupt.


I think we should go back to only allowing land owners the vote. Just kidding Pat. But seriously I think only tax payers should get to vote in Federal elections. No skinny no votey!
10   porkchopexpress   ignore (0)   2019 Apr 13, 11:38am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

just_dregalicious says
porkchopexpress says
The electoral college is great. Keeps retarded groupthink (e.g., California) from overrunning the country, as well as staving off illegal-alien voting pushed by the Left. This is why we don't have a democracy...voters are idiots and politicians are corrupt.


I think we should go back to only allowing land owners the vote. Just kidding Pat. But seriously I think only tax payers should get to vote in Federal elections. No skinny no votey!
I think it should be based on a minimum amount of taxes one pays. If you pay no taxes, you don't vote.
11   Ceffer   ignore (1)   2019 Apr 13, 11:41am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

If you cannot win an election directly on the basis of depraved, ignoble free shit bribery of the masses and stuffing the ballot box with the dead and the illegal, than freedom has no meaning.

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