over throwing the constitutional electoral college

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cowboyinexile

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Dropping the electoral college would be the end of America as we know it.

Think of how many freedoms you would have lost if Al ‘my feet are hot’ Gore and Crooked Hillary Clinton had been elected.
Probably no different than where we are now.

The electoral college debate is tribalism at its best. One side has dropped a couple and it needs to go. The other side lucked out and it is the best thing ever (or they would have won the popular vote if not for dead people and Mexicans).

Personally I think it gives greater power to rural America. Based on demographics it gives a disproportionate voice to voting districts with less people. In addition voting lines are shorter and rejected ballots are fewer in rural districts so this effect is exacerbated. If not for gerrymandering (both sides do it so not judging) the impact is evened out when metropolitan areas show their congressional power and we tend to have a system where a conservative President has to work with a progressive Congress. Checks and balances and whatever.

I wouldn't mind seeing it go away. It was designed to keep a misinformed public from electing a moron. The public is completely informed on political matters now and we still elected a moron. The whole point was to keep someone like the current President out of office so the system clearly doesn't work anymore. Might as well go with the will of the people.
 

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Probably no different than where we are now.

The electoral college debate is tribalism at its best. One side has dropped a couple and it needs to go. The other side lucked out and it is the best thing ever (or they would have won the popular vote if not for dead people and Mexicans).

Personally I think it gives greater power to rural America. Based on demographics it gives a disproportionate voice to voting districts with less people. In addition voting lines are shorter and rejected ballots are fewer in rural districts so this effect is exacerbated. If not for gerrymandering (both sides do it so not judging) the impact is evened out when metropolitan areas show their congressional power and we tend to have a system where a conservative President has to work with a progressive Congress. Checks and balances and whatever.

I wouldn't mind seeing it go away. It was designed to keep a misinformed public from electing a moron. The public is completely informed on political matters now and we still elected a moron. The whole point was to keep someone like the current President out of office so the system clearly doesn't work anymore. Might as well go with the will of the people.
What does gerrymandering have to do with the EC?

A moron?

ISIS is gone
Business is flourishing
Historical low unemployment for minorities
China is renegotiating Trade
North Korea is coming to the table
And more

The moron left office in Jan 17!
 

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Personally I think it gives greater power to rural America. Based on demographics it gives a disproportionate voice to voting districts with less people.
Pure BS.
A state's number of electors equals the number of representatives plus two electors for both senators the state has in the United States Congress. The number of representatives is based on the respective populations, determined every 10 years by the United States Census.
 

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Ha ha ha. That’s a good one, Townie, that any person with an IQ above 70 would care how Socialist Letterman portraid GWB. Letterman was never anything but a Democratic Party shill who provided them with five hours of free advertising on a weekly basis.

Using your logic—and I am using that term loosely—you’re probably losing sleep over what Kanye said about Trump versus the Democratic Party.
 

cowboyethics344

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LOL, No doubt you strongly feel that Bush II was one of the best presidents. That Bush was portrayed as a moron in segments on many David Letterman shows is totally irrelevant to you. Am I right with you, Cimarron?

I don’t think president bush was the best president. Trump and Reagan are much better.
 

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I don’t think president bush was the best president. Trump and Reagan are much better.
Many Christians seem to love Trump, but he better quit feeling too self righteous to ask God to forgive him for all his many lies, adultery and other sins. Thank the Electoral College for bringing us this type of character to the highest office of the land. Of course, someone is bound to say they never heard of Hillary Clinton being on record for asking for anybody's forgiveness.
 
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cowboyethics344

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Many Christians seem to love Trump, but he better quit feeling too self righteous to ask God to forgive him for all his many lies, adultery and other sins. Thank the Electoral College for bringing us this type of character to the highest office of the land. Of course, someone is bound to say they never heard of Hillary Clinton being on record for asking for anybody's forgiveness.
No one said he is perfect. No human is perfect. I could care less about his work personal life. He was put in office to help Americans prosper financially and he is doing a pretty damn good job of it.
 

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No one said he is perfect. No human is perfect. I could care less about his work personal life. He was put in office to help Americans prosper financially and he is doing a pretty damn good job of it.
It's a wonder how long that will last. The stock market quit setting record highs since last winter and has been erratic ever since. Gas just went over $3 in some places. Bush II also enjoyed a prosperous economy before his Great Recession set in. This happened despite tax cuts and later in an act of desperation Bush's stimulus checks. To ad further worry, the economy usually performs better when a Democrat is president.

Finally, don't let Trump con you into thinking that economic growth under him stands out huge, plenty enough to put his predecessors to shame, because it sure hasn't. No wonder the stock market can't make up its mind by resuming setting new all time highs. (To be fair, some of Trump's predecessors had to face a recession during first year in office.)
 
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