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The popular vote isn't a thing

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by kaz, May 23, 2019.

  1. Constitutional Sheepdog

    Constitutional Sheepdog ][][][%er!!!!!!!

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    30 states actually decided the election
     
  2. now_what

    now_what Mayor Supporting Member

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    Trump won the election.

    More Americans voted for Hillary.

    Those are facts.
     
  3. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Why should IOWA matter more in the primaries than NJ.
    Answer, because the rules are undemocratic and they infringe on the rights of Americans

    Why should states have different election rules.
    Answer, because there is no fair system, do schoolchildren have different rules in every class? Our system is near anarchy as you can see on any TV channel right now
     
  4. kaz

    kaz Small l libertarian

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    OK, so you believe in a single centralized government. I wasn't clear about that. Got it. That isn't what our country was designed to be. We were designed to be a collection of States that shared a defense, but were mostly autonomous. Personally I think you should change the Constitution rather than ignoring it, but that isn't going to happen
     
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  5. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Governor Supporting Member

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  6. Winston

    Winston Do you feel lucky, Punk

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    Our country was not designed that any state should have more importance then any other, which means that the people in that are also of more importance. I want to vote in primaries, but my vote never counts because the noms are always already chosen by the time nj votes. Fair is fair right is right and wrong is wrong, nothing changes when you step over a state line.
     
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  7. Nutty Cortez

    Nutty Cortez Woot Woot !!!!!!

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    You equated the Electoral college to prohibition ?

    Popular vote = mob rule. A Kingdom. Exactly what we aren't.
    Congratulations on the most retarded post of the day.
     
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  8. Nutty Cortez

    Nutty Cortez Woot Woot !!!!!!

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  9. Dawg

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    Huh? Read it with some level of incredulity thrown in
     
  11. The truth

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    Soon this outdated stupid way of electing a President,will be over turned.
     
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  12. now_what

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    I don’t think it’s soon, but it’s coming. There was a time that blacks and women couldn’t vote either. But things work out.
     
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  13. SW48

    SW48 Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is spot on.

    And candidates don't spend time in states they can't win.
     
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  14. Dawg

    Dawg President Supporting Member

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    or think they can't lose as Hillary learned in 2016 and lost
     
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  15. middleview

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    because the voters in those states the candidate won't win don't count at all...
     
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  17. redtide

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    sure it does, how do you think the districts are set up?
     
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  18. The truth

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    The "United States" is mostly autonomous ? Absurd
     
  19. middleview

    middleview President Supporting Member

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    So it seems you think the country was designed that voters in some states are more important than others.
     
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  20. EatTheRich

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    Big states aren’t “malevolent” toward small states, they are just dragged down by their backwardness.

    “Illegal aliens” don’t vote in presidential elections.

    The best reason to have a democracy is to provide a check on the power of government that the current oligarchic republic doesn’t allow for.
     
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