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Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:49 PM

 

It's past time to get rid of the electoral college.

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Reply It's past time to get rid of the electoral college. (Original post)
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 OP
bearsfootball516 Oct 2018 #1
donkeypoofed Oct 2018 #2
manor321 Oct 2018 #3
In It to Win It Oct 2018 #4
In It to Win It Oct 2018 #5
mitch96 Oct 2018 #6
Name removed Oct 2018 #7
Loki Liesmith Oct 2018 #8
Calista241 Oct 2018 #9
demmiblue Oct 2018 #10
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #17
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #19
UTUSN Oct 2018 #11
brooklynite Oct 2018 #12
Kajun Gal Oct 2018 #20
brooklynite Oct 2018 #21
Fullduplexxx Oct 2018 #13
ck4829 Oct 2018 #14
Turin_C3PO Oct 2018 #15
In It to Win It Oct 2018 #16
Xolodno Oct 2018 #18

Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:50 PM

1. Agreed, but that takes a constitutional amendment.

And that's not happening.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:51 PM

2. It sure is!!!

Popular Vote wins and that's it !!

After that should be: 2-Term limits for Senators

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:53 PM

3. We can work towards the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact

 

That is more doable.

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Response to manor321 (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:54 PM

4. That is also more "breakable."

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:54 PM

5. It's time

One man, one vote. All weighted the same

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:56 PM

6. If you look at the history of the electoral college

As I understand its about a level playing field. The smaller population states would not sigh the constitution unless it could be "fair" to them. Bigger population states had an advantage so it was put into the constitution. Correct me If I'm wrong...
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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:05 PM

8. How?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:23 PM

9. It's past time for me to win the lottery also.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:24 PM

10. And how do we do that, Kajun Gal? n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 08:27 PM

17. Dunno. Hoping some of you wise peeps could find a way. Start with voting though!

 

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 08:55 PM

19. I actually googled how to do it. There are ways but voting is the first start of the process.

 

Google it.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:28 PM

11. It was time since Coup 2000 (before)

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:29 PM

12. And your solution is?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 08:57 PM

20. Google How to change a constitutional amendment...

 

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 09:02 PM

21. I know how to change the Constitution...

I also know it takes 3/4 of the States to approve and that the small States aren't willing to give up their electoral influence.

Your strategy to overcome that obstacle?

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:41 PM

13. You say that as if all it takes is legislation

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:42 PM

14. The Electoral Clown College is a joke, plain and simple

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:43 PM

15. I agree but

think our energy should be spent elsewhere given the extreme unlikelihood that the EC will ever be abolished.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 07:58 PM

16. It's either we get rid of it

Or we do away with the “winner take all” system and award electoral votes to the winner of the congressional district and award the remaining votes to who ever gets the popular vote within the state.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 08:34 PM

18. The smaller population states won't sign on to it.

Proposals such as awarding electoral votes by winning congressional districts with the last two senate votes awarded by overall population winner....or, one awarded by population winner and the other assigned by the state legislature....still would have to climb a virtual Mt. Everest of change.

The low population Red states will not yield their power willingly when they have an unfair advantage. Even when more "fair" proposals are put on the table, a "fair" proposal means they lose some control. They will stick to this like flies on manure until Texas, Florida and Pennsylvania turn solidly blue. Then they will lose their advantage and will want a "fair" system.

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