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Old 11-07-2012, 07:24 AM  
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Why is there an Electoral College

It started in the 1700's when people didn't have access to information and understanding as to what is going on with the canidates but with everything we have today to make a good informed decision, it simply dosent make any sense.

Examples: If you live in Texas and are a democrat your vote dosen't count

If you live in California and are a republican your vote dosen't count

I have never heard a good argument as to why a popular vote dosen't work in today's society.

If the majority of the people want one person but the electorial college says the other is the winner why is that right?

Look I really don't care who wins in the end with divided house/senate very little is going to happen, we all know that.

My rant is why we can't finally go to a vote that makes sense.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:04 AM   #121
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I remember but I would be good with it, even if it took a month to sort out the votes, if someone won by 1 vote then he/she wins.

In fact the closer the vote it the more people feel like there vote counted.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:09 AM   #122
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I'll repost this image to prove that urban centers obviously do decide elections

Look at Nevada for crying out loud. HTF do 2 counties go for Obama and the rest Romeny and Obama wins it?


Because there's 14 people in those desert-filled counties dumbass.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:20 PM   #123
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I remember but I would be good with it, even if it took a month to sort out the votes, if someone won by 1 vote then he/she wins.

In fact the closer the vote it the more people feel like there vote counted.
Didn't seem that way in 2000.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #124
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I know that he won the popular as well as the elect. vote, I get it.

I also understand what you are saying about north dakota counting for .002 percent.

I still don't think this matters.

I think if you polled all of the people in the USA and had a vote as to elect. voting or popular vote it would be a landslide for the poplular, I wouldn't be suprised if it recieved 80% plus votes accross the nation.

If it went to a popular vote people woulnd't care about the states as much and they would just care about what the nation overall wants.

And people would feel like their vote counted as how it stands now many don't

Obama / Rommeny / superman I don't care, just making a point that it makes too much sense and I just don't understand why it hasn't been changed in the last 20 years.
And 90% of those people wouldn't have any idea why the electoral college was set up and what it is supposed to safeguard.
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