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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #69)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 01:29 PM

77. Really? ANYONE in the world?

You really can't think of any contries with variations on the EC for one political office or another? Or anyone at all that considers the US as the standard for democracy?

Why is the president of the country tied to the geographical distribution of the votes, rather than the amount of the votes?

He isn't... he's tied to the interests of the nation as a whole, by a system that takes far more into account than just raw vote totals. It is in no sense "not democratic". The founders explicitly rejected pure majoritarian rule and intentionally created a system with a better chance of lasting stability.

And they were right.

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