over throwing the constitutional electoral college

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StillwaterTownie

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Abolishing the Electoral College will, no doubt, happen some time in the future. Democrats have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College. When Republicans have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College, the whole country will finally come around united to seeing how important it is to abolish it for these modern ages.
 

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Abolishing the Electoral College will, no doubt, happen some time in the future. Democrats have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College. When Republicans have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College, the whole country will finally come around united to seeing how important it is to abolish it for these modern ages.
No. The electoral college is there for a reason. Just because you are getting your ass kicked doesnt mean you change the rules. You play by them. Maybe the Democrats should change their message to something that aligns with middle america lol. All getting rid of the electoral college would do is silence a large portion of America.
 

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I'm not a fan of a convoluted system to address perceived deficiencies of another convoluted system. While a state can handle its election of electors in a manner it sees fit, I think there will be a problem when a state votes for electors one way, and the NPVIC aligns the electors wholesale another way.

I think proportional allocation of electors on a state by state basis is probably a better method.
 
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In future news: "400% of Vermont and Connecticut voters showed up on election night"
Nah. CT just does whatever NY does. This state is a mess and the NPVIC does nothing to change that. Frankly, while OK has gotten some notoriety on govt dysfunction, I think CT is well up there and flying under the national radar.
 
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No. The electoral college is there for a reason. Just because you are getting your ass kicked doesnt mean you change the rules. You play by them. Maybe the Democrats should change their message to something that aligns with middle america lol. All getting rid of the electoral college would do is silence a large portion of America.
No, once again, just wait until Republicans lose the Electoral College a couple of times after winning the popular vote.

Besides, Texas is on its way to being the most populated state. I don't expect it to tolerate the Electoral College not treating it that way. Of course, Republicans have to hope it's still red by then.
 
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Abolishing the Electoral College will, no doubt, happen some time in the future. Democrats have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College. When Republicans have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College, the whole country will finally come around united to seeing how important it is to abolish it for these modern ages.
I hope not democracies fail pretty fast, and unlike you I have children and hopefully grandchildren soon that will grow up in this great representative republic.
 

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What do you folks think about some goofy States colluding to overthrow the Constitution, and overthrow the results of their citizens to align with "popular vote"?

Blue states rally to upend Electoral College, with addition of Connecticut
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/10/blue-states-rally-to-upend-electoral-college-with-addition-connecticut.html
That only works out for them if they keep those who shouldn't be able to vote or vote twice on their voter rolls in those states...I'm firmly convinced that we have massive voter fraud in elections and that it's increasing over time.
 
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Abolishing the Electoral College will, no doubt, happen some time in the future. Democrats have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College. When Republicans have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College, the whole country will finally come around united to seeing how important it is to abolish it for these modern ages.
Simple democracy has its huge faults. Majority rule does not equate to majority right. Eliminating the Electoral College is the equal of the tail (9 states) wagging the dog.
 

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Abolishing the Electoral College will, no doubt, happen some time in the future. Democrats have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College. When Republicans have lost two presidential elections due to the Electoral College, the whole country will finally come around united to seeing how important it is to abolish it for these modern ages.
100 people in a room - 51 want murder & rape legalized - that's democracy and that's why it's not what our founding fathers put in place, iow...the tyranny of one
 

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I hope not democracies fail pretty fast, and unlike you I have children and hopefully grandchildren soon that will grow up in this great representative republic.
So, no doubt, as far as you're concerned, big blue states must learn to accept the decision of flyover states from one presidential election to the other indefinitely. Either that or try to withdraw from the United States to form their own country or countries. It may come down to that since popular votes for presidential elections have been close since 2000. If it can be done without bloodshed remains to be seen.
 
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Abandoning the EC would be one of the stupidest things the people of this country could do. What's next, electing all 100 senators with a national popular vote? You either want the states to have at least a small chance of equal representation or you don't. It's that simple.

It's like the old saying goes, "democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner". We have a representative republic for a reason and it's a good reason.
 

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So, no doubt, as far as you're concerned, big blue states must learn to accept the decision of flyover states from one presidential election to the other indefinitely. Either that or try to withdraw from the United States to form their own country or countries. It may come down to that since popular votes for presidential elections have been close since 2000. If it can be done without bloodshed remains to be seen.
So, no doubt, as far as your concerned, the length of a cock a porn star can swallow is a great way to determine policy.

I think I like this mind reading shit.