Originally posted by angrymomma
reply to post by Drezden
I tell everyone I know "Yes, do vote, please. But just know that your vote might not mean anything. If the electoral college doesn't like the popular vote they don't have to follow it."
I hate that I can't trust my own government to actually listen to me. I hate that I can't trust people who are supposed to be....oh my god...what's the word...OBJECTIVE!....in how they report the news. Thank goodness for ATS where I can find (for the most part) fair "reporting."
I would love Ron Paul to get a fair report. But alas, fair doesn't pay the bills.
I share your sentiment, but the law varies from state to state in regards to how the electoral college votes. In some states the electors are required by law to vote as the popular vote dictates, however there are some states where the electors have the liberty to vote as they please, regardless of how the popular vote goes.