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    Understanding the Electoral College

    Great video that explains its purpose and why it's necessary.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    At this point, people are just whining for the sake of Whining. The electoral college is a thing of sophistication and beauty.
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    Why should I trust the electoral college? They ain't played nobody good. A middle-of-the-road SEC team would kick their ass.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why should I trust the electoral college? They ain't played nobody good. A middle-of-the-road SEC team would kick their ass.
    I dunno.
    Their team has 538 members so they could wear down their opponents with an endless supply of fresh substitutions.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    At this point, people are just whining for the sake of Whining. The electoral college is a thing of sophistication and beauty.
    i'll bet you'd say just the opposite if the tables were turned. In fact I'd bet the house on it.

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    At this point, people are just whining for the sake of Whining. The electoral college is a thing of sophistication and beauty.
    Educational.

    Who elects Electoral College electors?

    What guarantees are there that they are not as corrupt as the rest of the political whores?

    If they don't vote as expected based on the state November elections, what is the remedy and the punishment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    i'll bet you'd say just the opposite if the tables were turned. In fact I'd bet the house on it.
    It's a losing bet since I constantly mocked Democrats for whining about Bush losing the popular vote but winning the E-COLLEGE. You're another person who has dramatically embarrassed themselves.
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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Why is the US the only country that has this weird system?

    Why is the US the only country that votes on Tuesday, instead Saturday or Sunday?

    Are others stupid and the US so smart?

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why should I trust the electoral college? They ain't played nobody good. A middle-of-the-road SEC team would kick their ass.
    Cute, but, seriously, who the **** are they?

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    Re: Understanding the Electoral College

    Quote Originally Posted by legalimmigrant View Post
    Why is the US the only country that has this weird system?
    Several reasons, which may or may not have been legitimate at the time but don't really have much validation now.

    Why is the US the only country that votes on Tuesday, instead Saturday or Sunday?
    Here's a good article on it: Election 2016: Why Do We Vote On Tuesdays? : NPR

    As for why we still do it? Tradition, I guess.

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