posted on Dec, 25 2018 @ 01:09 AM
originally posted by: shooterbrody
a reply to: chr0naut
And what are the state laws for such genius
Nice fail tho
Like I posted its complicated and we understand you dont get it
Keep parroting the talking points tho
Let's us know exactly where you stand
No matter how hard you shuffle a deck of cards, it still remains the same deck.
In a state with a large number of electoral votes. The party who gains the largest number of votes, even if the margin of winning is tiny, gains the
entire ticket of electoral college electors for that state. This step marginalizes and invalidates the votes of people who may have been in the
majority if their votes had been counted along with other states where their particular choice represents a majority. By discarding 49.999 % of the
votes, you introduce an imbalance.
Then the electoral college voters also, although selected by the winning party of the state, are not forced to vote for their supposed parties but can
be 'faithless electors'.
What might induce them to vote differently from their pledged party? There could be a number of reasons but you cannot rule out simple greed. Since
you only need 270 votes to win the Presidency, You could simply pay off electoral college electors to either abstain or invalidate their vote (say by
voting for Sanders instead of Clinton, as happened in 2016. In the 2016 election there were 7 faithless electors and a further electors 3 had their
votes invalidated, so it isn't unusual and there must be inducement to do it, despite penalties). Financial inducement would only cost a few million
dollars (because you only have to target a few) and as long as you could keep it on the down-low, it could change the election. It is interesting to
note that in the 2016 election, the 10 votes that went against their party pledges were all Democratic party voters, which may implicate the
Republican party (who won the electoral college election despite loosing the popular vote) in wrongdoing (wake up and smell the covfefe).
These are just two different ways that the Electoral College system distorts 'the mandate of the people' and is open to manipulation, some of which is
done quite overtly.
edit on 25/12/2018 by chr0naut because: (no reason given)