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Should we abolish the electoral college?

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25 minutes ago, Wildfire said:

During the colonial and antebellum period the Electoral College had a vital role in our elections. That is no longer true. We need to abolish the Electoral College.

I don't really see why it was relevant then but not now.

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1 minute ago, rippy38 said:

The electors vote the voice of the people... and you see that as a problem?

 

they are not constitutionally required to

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Just now, leftwinger said:

 

they are not constitutionally required to

They still do.

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Just now, kfools said:

They still do.

 

And this is why defending the Electoral College is outdated. It needs serious reform. 

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1 minute ago, leftwinger said:

 

And this is why defending the Electoral College is outdated. It needs serious reform. 

Because electors vote with the will of the people from thier state?

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6 minutes ago, kfools said:

I don't really see why it was relevant then but not now.

I read an article a few weeks ago about the history of the Electoral College.  I don't  remember all the details of the article. But, I do remember thinking the Electoral College needs to be abolished.

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Just now, kfools said:

Because electors vote with the will of the people from thier state?

 

Because they are not required to.

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2 hours ago, jrobin15283 said:

Should we abolish the electoeal college?

 

Would you like me to correct the spelling in your thread title? I get it, it's a typo. I'm not that guy.

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1 minute ago, merrill said:

Let’s demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America :

http://www.fairvote.org/irv/

Demand a change on the next ballot.

 

Petition To Abolish The Electoral College

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-6

 

The Popular Vote

https://www.nationalpopularvote.com

 

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation It has been enacted into law in 15 jurisdictions with 189 electoral votes.

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trump won the popular vote in the most states which is all that matters ,,,,,  its the law

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1 minute ago, JTZilla said:

trump won the popular vote in the most states which is all that matters ,,,,,  its the law

 

Wrong again ....... it is required that a candidate win a majority of the popular vote.

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2 hours ago, Blue Devil said:

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Just now, merrill said:

 

Wrong again ....... it is required that a candidate win a majority of the popular vote.

no it is not

 

and trump did win the popular vote in a majority of the states...

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38 minutes ago, Wildfire said:

Sounds like you got a smart 8 year old.

yeah...for democrat standards...pretty poor sportsmanship though

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11 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

 

they are not constitutionally required to

When the electors start going against the will of the electorate of their respective States, then I will agree that something needs to be done... until then, the EC is working exactly as intended.

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Just now, rippy38 said:

When the electors start going against the will of the electorate of their respective States, then I will agree that something needs to be done... until then, the EC is working exactly as intended.

 

Yes, subverting democratic elections.

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Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff

Ranked choice voting (RCV) makes democracy more fair and functional. It works in a variety of contexts. It is a simple change that can have a big impact.

 

With ranked choice voting, voters can rank as many candidates as they want in order of choice. Candidates do best when they attract a strong core of first-choice support while also reaching out for second and even third choices.

 

When used as an "instant runoff" to elect a single candidate like a mayor or a governor, RCV helps elect a candidate that better reflects the support of a majority of voters.

 

When used as a form of fair representation voting to elect more than one candidate like a city council, state legislature or even Congress, RCV helps to more fairly represent the full spectrum of voters.

 

Let’s demand a new system and vote in Fair Vote America :

http://www.fairvote.org/irv/

Demand a change on the next ballot.

 

Petition To Abolish The Electoral College

https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/abolish-the-electoral-6

 

The Popular Vote

https://www.nationalpopularvote.com

 

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Explanation It has been enacted into law in 15 jurisdictions with 189 electoral votes.

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3 minutes ago, merrill said:

 

Wrong again ....... it is required that a candidate win a majority of the popular vote.

yeah...in each state...and Hillary lost the popular vote in each state

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1 minute ago, leftwinger said:

 

Yes, subverting democratic elections.

we aren't a democratic country...we are a federalist representative republic....you do notice that only now you bitchy whiny ass wipes are complaining about the fact that north Dakota has a say in the federal government...

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2 minutes ago, leftwinger said:

 

Yes, subverting democratic elections.

It does nothing of the sort.

 

The Electoral College worked fine for Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama... right?

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Just now, rippy38 said:

It does nothing of the sort.

 

The Electoral College worked fine for Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama... right?

 

Irrelevant.

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Just now, leftwinger said:

 

Irrelevant.

hahahahaha

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2 minutes ago, rippy38 said:

It does nothing of the sort.

 

The Electoral College worked fine for Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama... right?

 

It did?

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