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originally posted by: DustbowlDebutante
a reply to: 8fl0z
This right here is exactly the problem. When I was young, I was proud to vote. Then I realized that here in Oklahoma, it doesn't matter how I vote. Our state will always vote red, regardless of my opinion, or really the opinion of the entire populace of our state.
I fully understand why we did the electoral college back in the day... But with the technology we have now, there is simply no need to let these asshats vote on our behalf. We need to change things and have a popular vote where every vote actually matters.
As it stands right now, even if the majority of voters in my state vote democrat, our "representatives" (and I use that term very loosely), are still going to vote republican...and I don't think that's right.
I think the only way we will ever see a third party or independent candidate (such as the gentleman in the OP) actually win the presidency is if every vote cast by every individual is truly counted so as to be the actual determining factor in who wins the election.
As an aside, I would vote for this guy. It's high time we had a president who actually lives in the same world as the majority of our population rather than some rich guy who was born with a silver spoon lodged in his throat and a big fat trust fund sitting in the bank. We need someone who truly understands what life is like for the average American.
Star and Flag, OP.