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8 New Reasons The Electoral College Shouldn’t Vote For Trump (Huff Post)

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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: pirhanna

The modern, self-proclaimed "left" has no belief in anything. All they believe in is furthering their own power, wealth and influence.

They will use whatever ideology and whatever institutions necessary to achieve that.

Once again it falls back to Establishment and Anti-Establishment.




posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:25 AM
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This is funny, The Huff thought Hillary had a 90% chance of winning and couldn't see a Trump win at all. Now that her chances of winning are positively like .000001% they still don't see it.

Don't these idiots know that Hillary conceded?



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: WeDemBoyz

Democracy is an archaic and barbaric system, it should never exist again, we are a Republic for a reason.

Let the drooling mob be angry, but never give them absolute authority, we know from history what happens to a nation under democracy.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

You forgot to put the /sarc at the end of your comment.
This would tell everyone that you are writing what you did as a sarcastic joke. Cause for a second I thought you were serious.



Well the electoral college should definitely put Hillary in office because she's never shown that she'll use a position of power to enrich herself, she's shown she's incredibly trustworthy and honest, her ethics are above reproach, and she definitely didn't have anything to do with election rigging in any way, and something like half a percentage point more of the total US population voted for her rather than Trump. Clearly the better choice

edit on 26-11-2016 by seasonal because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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originally posted by: WeDemBoyz

originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: seasonal


Do they not understand that the 'push back' on an election reversal would finish the U.S. as a country? At best a dissolving of the Union. At worst?.....


What do you think is happening right now? For the second time in 16 years, the election was stolen by the candidate with less popular votes. The notion of one person, one vote has been completely destroyed. The way I see it, there would be 2.1-million less pissed off voters if the electoral college selected Clinton.


What part of THERE IS NO POPULAR VOTE FOR PRESIDENT do you not understand?? The Clinton camp played by the same rules-swing states- as the Trump camp. Trump won. Now add in if there wasn't the occasional different result from the so-called 'popular vote' there would be no point in even having an electoral college.

Let's me test your honesty here: would you be bitching if Hillary won the electoral college vote-as she was so sure she had locked up-rather than the other way around??



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: jellyrev
I am apathetic to the electoral college, but if we are going update voting how about some national voter ID if we are worried about integrity.
Arguing against the current election college results is a totally different and idiotic thing. Both sides know the rules, what they need to do.
Also in big states like CA, and NY there is a great chance millions of republicans do not go to the polls because why waste their time. I doubt I would go to polls in CA. Imagine your choices being democrat or socialist since legislature is top 2 for votes, not by party.

Its like complaining about getting checkmated but saying you have more pieces on the board so you should win.


Voter ID laws?!?

That's just racist, man



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Shamrock6

You forgot to put the /sarc at the end of your comment.
This would tell everyone that you are writing what you did as a sarcastic joke. Cause for a second I thought you were serious.



Well the electoral college should definitely put Hillary in office because she's never shown that she'll use a position of power to enrich herself, she's shown she's incredibly trustworthy and honest, her ethics are above reproach, and she definitely didn't have anything to do with election rigging in any way, and something like half a percentage point more of the total US population voted for her rather than Trump. Clearly the better choice


Then you should work on improving your sarcasm detection



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct


Frankly, I'm reaching the point that don't care
either way it goes. It either stays within the rules, we win...or it doesn't.... we win real easy.....



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: WeDemBoyz

originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: seasonal


Do they not understand that the 'push back' on an election reversal would finish the U.S. as a country? At best a dissolving of the Union. At worst?.....


What do you think is happening right now? For the second time in 16 years, the election was stolen by the candidate with less popular votes. The notion of one person, one vote has been completely destroyed. The way I see it, there would be 2.1-million less pissed off voters if the electoral college selected Clinton.


What is happening right now is really not much at all.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

It's difficult to discern tones and inflections in word text.

Just saying.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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a reply to: WeDemBoyz

This is a Republic democracy.

If you want a pure democracy you'll see states leave.

Populace cities don't know much about agriculture so they obviously wouldn't seek policy to help the mid West.

If you don't like the electoral college go ahead and start going around campaigning for more than two senators for these populace states too.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by wdkirk
I live in Indiana and I don't want an overpopulated state having that much sway over who gets to ALSO govern my state.


I don't want a podunk underpopulated state having that much sway over who gets to ALSO run MY state.

It works both ways........



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by wdkirk
I live in Indiana and I don't want an overpopulated state having that much sway over who gets to ALSO govern my state.


I don't want a podunk underpopulated state having that much sway over who gets to ALSO run MY state.

It works both ways........



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:47 AM
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I only have one reason, salty tears.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:51 AM
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a reply to: AlbanArthur

No it doesn't. America is massive, third largest country by area and population in the world.

The only way this works is that there is a balance of power so that everyone gets a voice and representation.

So the House of Representatives is based of population, but everyone only gets two senators to balance it out.

Many of our elections electoral college isn't an issue.

But if you favor a true democracy, I'm sure there are plenty in the world you could go and participate in after following the proper steps.
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posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Shamrock6

Oh you were serious?

Still add it, that is all it was missing.




Then you should work on improving your sarcasm detection



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: AlbanArthur

No it doesn't work both ways, it works one way. the electoral college.

This time it went against you next time who knows.

Run a better candidate.




It works both ways........



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: AlbanArthur

No it doesn't. America is massive, third largest country by area and population in the world.

The only way this works is that there is a balance of power so that everyone gets a voice and representation.

So the House of Representatives is based of population, but everyone only gets two senators to balance it out.

Many of our elections electoral college isn't an issue.

But if you favor a true democracy, I'm sure there are plenty in the world you could go and participate in after following the proper steps.


I'm not looking for a true democracy. Just a representative republic.

That doesn't happen now with the all or nothing electoral vote states.

They should be split to actually represent what the people voted for.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 10:59 AM
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a reply to: AlbanArthur



What do you suggest? Because in the real world there are winners and losers, no participation trophies.




I'm not looking for a true democracy. Just a representative republic.



posted on Nov, 26 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: AlbanArthur



What do you suggest? Because in the real world there are winners and losers, no participation trophies.




I'm not looking for a true democracy. Just a representative republic.


I think I was pretty clear above.



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