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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Abolishing Electoral College: ‘Shadow of Slavery’s Power’

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posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


to each his own but y




posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:18 PM
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She is a fool. The 3/5 vote and the Electoral college are completely different things.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:27 PM
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This will never happen, as it is part of the control.

How else would the powers that be orchestrate the shift from the left to the right, and vice versa, every few years in order to keep the charade going? This is only able to be done through a system that can be controlled.

"If voting mattered, they would not let us do it." -Twain

If the electoral college was scrapped, the Republican party would never see the light of day again -- this cannot happen. A two party system is a necessity.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: VividestSum93
She's dimmer than a blown light bulb!
How did she get this far?


She's sharper than Bernie Sanders' broken write-in pencil.




posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: neo96

Oh, little Hugo Chavez wants to get rid of the electoral college.... then maybe we can also have "President For Life" as well.

No Thank You.





Has anyone else noticed that she and most libs all have that same expression on their face....like the light is on
but no one is home in their minds ?



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: ausername
Democrats would win every presidential election if they do. Without the electoral college Hillary would be president now.

You'd have a country where national elections are decided by a few predominantly liberal democrat densely populated cities/regions. The rest of the country wouldn't be a factor, wouldn't have a say or voice, wouldn't count.

The brilliance in the designers of the electoral college and their wisdom to foresee how unfair it would be without it is underappreciated.

No wonder they want it eliminated.


Agreed, in fact just let residents of New York and California vote. They can decide the fate of the whole country. We would never have any other political factor besides the democrats. Like forever and ever.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:48 PM
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Can she just shut up and do porn already?



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 03:59 PM
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I might not agree with the rest of what she says but I can easily say that the electoral college is anti-democratic.

Why should someone's vote count more than the other? Seriously?

On the other hand, I can understand people defending the idea of a republic.

Then again! Isn't it easier to corrupt the members of the electoral college than the whole population?
Oh...that's right, MSM seems to be able to brainwash most people already.

Is there really any good solution? :p



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Best meme ever!

Right click, and save.



Spread the wealth.

Beautiful. Pretty much sums up this whole entire ordeal in one nicely packed nut shell.
edit on 7-10-2018 by Arnie123 because: I said "but shell" and meant, "but shell", nonetheless, interesting...

edit on 7-10-2018 by Arnie123 because: Lol, okay editing my edit to say NUT SHELL and NOT BUT SHELL. I have no idea what a But shell is other than what my mind perceives it to be, litrally....



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: theMediator
I might not agree with the rest of what she says but I can easily say that the electoral college is anti-democratic.

Why should someone's vote count more than the other? Seriously?

On the other hand, I can understand people defending the idea of a republic.

Then again! Isn't it easier to corrupt the members of the electoral college than the whole population?
Oh...that's right, MSM seems to be able to brainwash most people already.

Is there really any good solution? :p


The system we have was designed to resist mob rule. It just did its job with Kavanaugh.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: ker2010
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Constitutional illiterate. The Electoral College is hard-coded into our Constitution (Article 2, Section 1, and in the 12th Amendment). Neither executive edict nor legislation can eliminate it.

Only a plurality of states through a convention can eliminate it. Given that this state plurality is controlled by the GOP, elimination won't happen. This is all moot...smoke and mirrors by the Borg left.

The Electoral College is 100% integral to our form of government; it represents the absolute epitome of state's rights. Eliminating it would require all states to abandon their constitutions, legislative branches, and sovereignty ceding all power to the federal government. Anyone who thinks this will actually happen is an abject moron.
Reposted for #HardTruths



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: Arnie123

originally posted by: neo96
Best meme ever!

Right click, and save.



Spread the wealth.

Beautiful. Pretty much sums up this whole entire ordeal in one nicely packed but shell.


That meme reminds me of this thread I did a while back, where a left-wing professor tried to "prove" conservatives' views were driven by fear and anxiety. The research he cited to back himself up actually showed that liberals are actually driven by fear and anxiety and had a hard time coping with unpleasant realities.
edit on 7 10 18 by face23785 because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: UKTruth
The 3/5 vote and the Electoral college are completely different things.


They were very much interrelated when implemented, now that slavery has been abolished it functions more as the Founders intended.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:11 PM
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originally posted by: ker2010
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Constitutional illiterate. The Electoral College is hard-coded into our Constitution (Article 2, Section 1, and in the 12th Amendment). Neither executive edict nor legislation can eliminate it.

Only a plurality of states through a convention can eliminate it. Given that this state plurality is controlled by the GOP, elimination won't happen. This is all moot...smoke and mirrors by the Borg left.

The Electoral College is 100% integral to our form of government; it represents the absolute epitome of state's rights. Eliminating it would require all states to abandon their constitutions, legislative branches, and sovereignty ceding all power to the federal government. Anyone who thinks this will actually happen is an abject moron.


That last sentence is precisely why it's being pushed by the progressive candidates. Gotta get the lemmings to the ballot box somehow. Promise them something that'll never happen. They're uninformed, they'll fall for it.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:13 PM
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You really don't understand the purpose behind the electoral college, do you...?

If you did, you would post such patent nonsense.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:34 PM
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The right solution is the electoral college, the only reasonable argument is that the pts awarded should be divided in each state by the final vote tally.

The last thing I want is some twat in the liberal elite areas that have never been outside the concrete and steel Snip holes trying to decide how hunters/farmers should be able to proceed with their lives... or god forbid make a national minimum wage with zero understanding of the economy in the fly over states.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: theMediator


The right solution is the electoral college, the only reasonable argument is that the pts awarded should be divided in each state by the final vote tally.

The last thing I want is some twat in the liberal elite areas that have never been outside the concrete and steel Snip holes trying to decide how hunters/farmers should be able to proceed with their lives... or god forbid make a national minimum wage with zero understanding of the economy in the fly over states.


National minimum wage makes no sense at all. It should be left to the states. So should welfare. Having a national poverty level at which to qualify for benefits is silly when cost of living is different in every state.

Economics and progressives don't mix though.



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: MRinder
Maybe we should force the left to take a civics class.


best 2 line min violation ever



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:55 PM
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Then again! Isn't it easier to corrupt the members of the electoral college than the whole population?


The electoral college casts their votes according to the way The People voted in the election within their states. You do understand that, right? In other words, it is The People voting in their districts in their state that inform the EC how to vote. The EC electors go by what the popular vote was in their state. In some states, it is not a law that they have to vote the way the population voted, but they always do.


edit on 7-10-2018 by queenofswords because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 7 2018 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Kharron


If the electoral college was scrapped, the Republican party would never see the light of day again -- this cannot happen. A two party system is a necessity.


True, and this is why they fear it. It’s telling that the Republican Party wouldn’t exist in a country where everyone’s vote counted equally.



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