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Let's get rid of the Electoral College

 
 
Real Music
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2023 03:05 am
@chrisb555,
The Trouble with the (Electoral College)


Published Nov 7, 2011


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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2023 01:31 pm
The Electoral Collage is a safety valve, to prevent larger states from rolling over smaller states. How would you have felt if the Electoral Collage had rejected 45?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2023 01:35 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:

The Electoral Collage is a safety valve, to prevent larger states from rolling over smaller states. How would you have felt if the Electoral Collage had rejected 45?


The Electoral College is an abomination. It gives the individuals in low population states a much greater say in who governs than individuals in high population states.

It should be abolished...but I doubt that will ever happen.
bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2023 01:47 pm
@Frank Apisa,
One of the few places where we have 180degree opinions based on the same point. Texas's interests are not Iowa's interests.

Texas, California, New York, Ohio shouldn't be able to elect a President on their own, particularly if it's another 45. What if Texas, California, New York, Ohio decide the Union doesn't need a Rhode Island? Majority rules, right?

Texas already decides what more than half the nation gets as text books. Do we really want Texas to decide what else is best for you?
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Mon 10 Apr, 2023 02:55 pm
@bobsal u1553115,
bobsal u1553115 wrote:


One of the few places where we have 180degree opinions based on the same point. Texas's interests are not Iowa's interests.

Texas, California, New York, Ohio shouldn't be able to elect a President on their own, particularly if it's another 45.


You are correct. Texas, California, New York, and Ohio should NOT be able to elect a President on their own. I agree completely.

BUT TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, AND OHIO...are just areas of land. They get no vote at all.

The people living in those states, though, should have as much vote as the people living in Wyoming or North Dakota, for instance.

And right now, because of the Electoral College...each individual living in Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Alaska, Vermont...get as much voting power as 7 to 8 individuals in California. Each individual in those states is 7 to 8 times as powerful in the vote. It essentially is that each individual in those states get to vote 7 or 8 times...while each individual in California is only allowed to vote once.

That simply is not fair.

Nothing will be done to relieve this unfairness...certainly not in the lifetime of anyone presently alive...BUT IT IS NOT FAIR.



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