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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Gov 101. Representation based on LAND and POPULATION, not just population, is what the important stuff in this video really boils down to.
    So votes of those with more Land count more than those with less Land?

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    So votes of those with more Land count more than those with less Land?
    Not at all. It's dual representation, not just representation based on land.

    Just as there is a senate, so is there a house of representations.

    Admittedly, it won't come out to be perfectly even, it is human after all and prone to error.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

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    Dammit, because Hillary would have won if we didn't have the stupid electoral college!!!!!!!!!!
    That's the only reason liberals want to dump it. They don't actually respect the Constitution.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Not at all. It's dual representation, not just representation based on land.

    Just as there is a senate, so is there a house of representations.

    Admittedly, it won't come out to be perfectly even, it is human after all and prone to error.
    I would prefer the electoral votes be based on each county, with no wiggle room to change the will of that county, then that area is actually represented, that I not quite how it works now.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Dammit, because Hillary would have won if we didn't have the stupid electoral college!!!!!!!!!!
    Actually I have been thinking about this.
    She wouldn't have won.

    The winner calls for the majority of the vote. That means 51%.
    She only got 48%.

    It still would have gone to the house and trump would have won the election.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    Actually I have been thinking about this.
    She wouldn't have won.

    The winner calls for the majority of the vote. That means 51%.
    She only got 48%.

    It still would have gone to the house and trump would have won the election.
    Most people that want a true democracy and want to get rid of the EC just want a simple majority. IE: Whoever gets the most votes. Doesn't have to be 51%. Just the most votes.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Here's a question, what happens if the electoral college decides to just vote Hillary in anyway? It is their right to do so, after all.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    Here's a question, what happens if the electoral college decides to just vote Hillary in anyway? It is their right to do so, after all.
    They are called “faithless electors” And they could legally get away with it. At most they would have to pay a small fine in their State. But the Constitution doesnt disallow that scenario. So while I doubt it will happen, they could vote in Hillary December 19th.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    They are called “faithless electors” And they could legally get away with it. At most they would have to pay a small fine in their State. But the Constitution doesnt disallow that scenario. So while I doubt it will happen, they could vote in Hillary December 19th.
    Do you think eferyone in this thread will switch their opinion of the electoral college if that happens? I do...

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtEx. View Post
    Do you think eferyone in this thread will switch their opinion of the electoral college if that happens? I do...
    I won't. That IS a part of the EC system after all.
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