posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 07:45 PM
I honestly cannot agree with the electoral college. I come from a big electoral vote pusher (Texas) and I'll admit, my state is going Republican. No
I can't go to another state and vote. I can't rally up supporters of a similar political ideology as me and our votes still matter. i've heard
countless people say, "Well, I would vote Kerry, but my state is going to Bush, so it really doesn't matter."
Sadly, its true.
If there is not a dense population of your political party in your state, you have no chance. You have no voice, and sure you're represented in the
popular vote, but America likes it fast. Give me a percentage any day! Pulled together in a general location, my party COULD get some attention, but
spread out and thanks to the electoral college's concept of only awarding the winner, no matter how close a second the next pulls, suffocates any
different opinion from being heard. It puts a definite damper on 3rd party candidates, for, as I've said before, if the state is going to Bush,
what's the point of voting Badnarik? Voting Nader? Hell, even voting kerry?
Every vote counts, but in the current state the electoral college is in, it only counts toward the category of "other."