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#252 Nov 20 2016 at 11:04 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, no... because then the States wouldn't matter.

In terms of deciding a single federal Chief Executive? Maybe not but I don't see where that matters. Out of all the facets of states' rights, the EC ranks somewhere down near the bottom in terms of importance. And since the system we have now is to the detriment of other states, I don't see "states wouldn't matter" being a valid argument.

Disenfranchising people with the excuse of "states rights" strikes me as remarkably wrong. Not that it would be the first or last time in our nation's history that we've used that excuse for the same ends.

Edited, Nov 20th 2016 11:09pm by Jophiel
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#253 Nov 20 2016 at 11:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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The senate is the bastion of federal power for states; each state gets 2 votes, regardless of how large or small. This does not need to be duplicated in every body and vote.
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#254 Nov 21 2016 at 8:23 AM Rating: Excellent
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Though not just a minority of people but a majority of groups that joined this little make believe Union.
That wasn't a majority of groups though. That was two groups with half of one group pretending to be special snowflakes from each other. One group wants vegetable, the other pepperoni. It doesn't really matter that two people in the second group are blonds or think they're werewolves or whatever they're using to distinguish themselves from the other people in the same group.

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#255 Nov 21 2016 at 3:27 PM Rating: Good
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After trying to read a few FB posts from pro Trump groups, I actually think the whole EC debate has gone from Popular vote verses the rights of small population states to be more about people who live in states were they value Education over those states were having a Good education is consider elitist.

Look at which states have historically have the best colleges and universities in them and how they voted. So we now have the EC doing the opposite of what the founding fathers wanted it to defend us against..
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#256 Nov 21 2016 at 6:46 PM Rating: Good
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ElneClare wrote:
more about people who live in states were they value Education over those states were having a Good education is consider elitist.


Of course an educated elitist like yourself would think that. Smiley: disappointed
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#257 Nov 21 2016 at 7:21 PM Rating: Good
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I'm also a college drop out. Then why get a BFA in drawing, if it only will get me a job asking people if they want fries with their order. While in college, I used to tell people I was studying to become a starving artist.

But then I also read elitist books and newspapers and watch PBS's Washington D.C. station every night.

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#259 Nov 21 2016 at 8:39 PM Rating: Good
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Do you get someone to help you with the difficult words?

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No, I just check my copy of the Oxford Universal Dictionary, that I inherited my my grandparents. I was hoping to also inherited their OED, but I think my uncle got it.

I've yet to find anyone who had a higher reading score then I had in 9th grade.

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ElneClare wrote:
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Do you get someone to help you with the difficult words?

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No, I just check my copy of the Oxford Universal Dictionary, that I inherited my my grandparents. I was hoping to also inherited their OED, but I think my uncle got it.

I've yet to find anyone who had a higher reading score then I had in 9th grade.

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#261 Nov 22 2016 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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#262 Nov 22 2016 at 4:51 PM Rating: Good
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Meh. I'd feel worse about it if it weren't all clustered in a handful of big cities. If that 1% were truly a representation of the entire US.

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Because people who live in big cities aren't a part of the US? Tell me, please, how does the fact that I live in Los Angeles make my opinions less relevant than a person who lives in rural montana?

Also, the votes continue to come in, and Hilary now has a 1.5 Million lead over Donald.


Make that a 1.7 million vote lead
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#263 Nov 23 2016 at 8:29 AM Rating: Good
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#264 Nov 23 2016 at 11:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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#265 Nov 23 2016 at 11:56 AM Rating: Good
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A pair of tighty whiteys, fangs, and a cape and that should easily quadruple the value of your vote going as Gayracula.
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#267 Nov 23 2016 at 9:02 PM Rating: Good
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I just finish reading this and now more then ever feel that we need the Electoral College, but it also must live up to why it was created. We as Americans tend to forget that we are a Republic and the dangers of Democracy. Sadly we have to go to the writings of the Founding Fathers to try to understand why they gave us our system of government,so much isn't writ down in our Constitution in a way we can say here are why we do things the way we do.

I plan to go back and read the Federalist Papers, as soon as I''m bck on my feet and can get to the library. Sure I can send Jonwin to the library to get books for me, but when I am doing research I prefer to be able to get up and check documents as they are sited or I find myself needing more information. Internet Research just isn't enough for a bibliophile like me.
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#268 Nov 23 2016 at 9:16 PM Rating: Good
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What exactly is it that you find compelling about the article? This is the cosmological argument fallacy. You want electors to keep the people in check, but who keeps the electors in check? And if Trump is taken as premise to be bad result, then the EC is not the solution to such problems, but the source of them.

#269 Nov 23 2016 at 10:11 PM Rating: Good
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:

Make that a 1.7 million vote lead


2 million
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#270 Nov 23 2016 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
Vote in Wyoming for Triple Points!

3.5 or something, right?

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Make that a 1.7 million vote lead


2 million

Yet she leads in California alone by ~3.5 million.

(More tidbits that in the end don't matter).

Edited, Nov 23rd 2016 11:24pm by TirithRR
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#271 Nov 23 2016 at 11:37 PM Rating: Good
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Apples and Oranges.

Statewide vs Nationwide.

C'mon, stick with a theme, already! You're like a high school prom planning committee!
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Professor stupidmonkey wrote:
Apples and Oranges.

Statewide vs Nationwide.

C'mon, stick with a theme, already! You're like a high school prom planning committee!


So what exactly about me pointing out that her 2 million vote lead can be seen as almost exclusively from a 3.5 million vote lead in a single State, is inconsistent with my previous positions against single, large, populous States being able to run the election based on popular vote alone?

I mean, you may disagree with me, fine, but I don't see this statement as being inconsistent.

Edited, Nov 24th 2016 12:38pm by TirithRR
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#273 Nov 24 2016 at 11:04 AM Rating: Good
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Apparently Jill Stein's raised enough money to begin recounts in a couple states. Because this election never ends, it seems. Smiley: laugh
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So what exactly about me pointing out that her 2 million vote lead can be seen as almost exclusively from a 3.5 million vote lead in a single State, is inconsistent with my previous positions against single, large, populous States being able to run the election based on popular vote alone?

Because no one can win with California alone in a pure popular vote based on current population allocation, so you're wrong.

You're also wrong because again the states don't matter at all. only the electors do. The entire U.S. population can vote for Trump while Clinton could still be the legitimate PotUS, and you would have to support that outcome.
#275 Nov 24 2016 at 12:19 PM Rating: Good
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Edited, Nov 24th 2016 10:20am by stupidmonkey
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#276 Nov 24 2016 at 1:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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I just finish reading this and now more then ever feel that we need the Electoral College, but it also must live up to why it was created. We as Americans tend to forget that we are a Republic and the dangers of Democracy. Sadly we have to go to the writings of the Founding Fathers to try to understand why they gave us our system of government,so much isn't writ down in our Constitution in a way we can say here are why we do things the way we do.

I plan to go back and read the Federalist Papers, as soon as I''m bck on my feet and can get to the library. Sure I can send Jonwin to the library to get books for me, but when I am doing research I prefer to be able to get up and check documents as they are sited or I find myself needing more information. Internet Research just isn't enough for a bibliophile like me.


So basically you were convinced by the pro fascism argument. I mean I guess if that's what floats your boat.
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