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the electoral college. why?

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posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 07:41 PM
a reply to: mvymvy

Fine. Got it.

Full honesty here. I trust none of the above. The left for reasons previously stated. The so-called right due to the pathetic desire to maintain their secondary-secure-roles in the power structure. The T Party largely due to the fact that they see the Electoral college as an impediment to a third party evolution. (Ignoring the fact that the Republican Party started out as a 'third party')

Without checking, individuals such as Gingrich enjoy the position of 'pundit' on the TV shows. The Republicans that support this are probably in moderate seats that want to maintain a 'reasonable position.

Yes, a cynical view.

Now add to it the influx of immigrants. 1 million legal immigrants per year-with a push to increase this to 2 million per year- and the illegals that get political support from the left which will gain them their political support. Plus the freebies offered by the left.

Add in the machinations of individuals such as Soros in Colorado, and I believe , Arizona and a pattern emerges.

Now add in the extreme skepticism when 'bills' are presented as 'good for the people'. My B.S. meter starts pinging in the red. Someone is getting an advantage with this move, pure and simple.

I could go on, but this in only my opinion. I've said my views on it. Thanks, but no thanks.

edit on 3-1-2016 by nwtrucker because: addition

posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 07:52 PM

originally posted by: InconspicuousObserver
a reply to: TinySickTears

does simple popular vote not make more sense?

I couldn't agree more never really understood that myself. I see the possibility of a system like that being manipulated. In a perfect world it couldn't but ours is far from perfect. I feel the popular vote makes more sense. But either way it still boils down to the people that get in position to hold office and whose interest they truly serve that makes the difference.

These are different times. When the majority of citizens get their information from Faux News, then this not good. News outlets are now politically biased depending who their owners are. True journalism is dead.

posted on Jan, 4 2016 @ 02:58 PM
a reply to: Kratos40

You're right about that. Mainstream news outlets they say mostly owned by a handful of corporations and anyone can start a website. Getting kinda hard distinguishing truth from BS across the board.

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