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originally posted by: daskakik
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
Oh the OP isn't about the United States presidential election? Well damn. If I got that wrong I am ready to concede that.
The thread is about the dynamic between Biden and Harris. About "Joel sitting on a side seat with Harris being the main speaker" not about how presidents are chosen.
Nothing to do with the electoral college or the United States presidential election, per se.
However what I said is true. The USA is not a true democracy where mob rule takes place due to strength of numbers. Our election process does have a failsafe to prevent such a thing, and it takes the form of the electoral college.
I pointed out that mob rule has coincided with your so called failsafe 40 times out of the last 45 times a president was elected, so why the negative view of it, when it seemed perfectly fine 88% of the time.
I also pointed out that the electoral college isn't an integral part of a constitutional republic. You want to put it up on a pedestal, no problem, but it isn't what defines a constitutional republic.
It is one position in a system with two other branches that can override it. It isn't a failsafe. It is just a good idea that the FF of the US implemented back when there were only 13 states and there were major differences between them.
You’re all over the place. Not sure you even know what you’re talking about.
originally posted by: Floridadreamin
Trump isn't going to win. Write it as many times as you want. It isn't going to happen.
Biden, and mostly Harris will win. It will be disastrous.
The country remains at war with itself. Biden may just infuriate Americans enough to cause a civil war but I doubt it.
The division of wealth will be the overriding factor to cause enough discontent to overhaul the country.
We need a reset button. And throw ALL the politicians out.
originally posted by: dogstar23
This is absolutely true. The electoral college "smooths out the edges" a bit, but being a Republic means we don't directly vote for everything. If we did, direct Democracy would mean majority rule - on every decision and law. It would be a bigger clusterfek than what we have now.
originally posted by: daboxfan
You are right...the electoral college doesn't define a republic.... but it does ours.. if you are AMERICAN then you should thank your lucky stars we don't have direct vote..