Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by kaz, May 23, 2019.
30 states actually decided the election
Trump won the election.
More Americans voted for Hillary.
Those are facts.
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
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
arguably the stupidest thing you've ever said here, and that itself is saying something.
Many people who are currently calling for the abolition of the Electoral College, however, don’t realize the chaos that would result.
Two elements of the “Great Compromise” among the large and small states led to the ratification of the Constitution. A House of Representatives would reflect the popular vote—disadvantaging the small states—but a Senate would give the small states equal representation with the large ones.
This idea was carried through to the Electoral College, where each state’s allocation of electoral votes is simply the total of its representation in the House and Senate. This again gave the smaller states some additional power in the important choice of the president.
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.
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.
Look, we leftists are simple people. If it's good for the country , we hate it.
We are just emotional creatures. With small brains and even smaller understanding of logic.
Huh? Read it with some level of incredulity thrown in
Soon this outdated stupid way of electing a President,will be over turned.
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.
This is spot on.
And candidates don't spend time in states they can't win.
or think they can't lose as Hillary learned in 2016 and lost
so tell me, how many campaign events took place in North Dakota? Nevada? None. What has that power gotten the voters of Rhode Island? Nothing.
because the voters in those states the candidate won't win don't count at all...
sure it does, how do you think the districts are set up?
The "United States" is mostly autonomous ? Absurd
So it seems you think the country was designed that voters in some states are more important than others.
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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