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  • This poll is dumb. People posting those maps are dishonest/idiots

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Thread: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Actually, it is a useful means of showing another layer of how Americans actually vote. I see nothing really wrong with considering that.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Dirt is allowed to run for office ergo dirt should be allowed to vote. See: dirt bags, etc.

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I understand thier reasoning. Its pretty disheartening to see just a few counties appear to matter more than the majority of counties in any given state. The whole state is suppose to matter and make a difference, not one or two counties.

    But you are right that it is the people that matter and the reason that its just a few counties that "appear" to matter more than the rest is beacause that is where the majority of people live. The solid red and blue is illusionary. I would bet that if you used dots instead of solid colors the whole thing would look more purple than red or blue in most (not all) counties across the US.
    Breaking it up by counties just makes it look more red, which is why it's liked there. You could break it up by precinct too, but I get the feeling it wouldn't be as popular because it wouldn't help their cause.

    When you think about it, all the states have more electoral votes than the county I live in. Yet, there's more people here. So it's swung to their favor in that way.

    I don't think anybody is seriously arguing that land should vote. But that map makes them feel better about losing.The population centers went Democrat in 2004 also, but Bush won becaue he was able to pull enough votes in cities to pick off a few states that Romney couldn't get.


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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Breaking it up by counties just makes it look more red, which is why it's liked there. You could break it up by precinct too, but I get the feeling it wouldn't be as popular because it wouldn't help their cause.

    When you think about it, all the states have more electoral votes than the county I live in. Yet, there's more people here. So it's swung to their favor in that way.

    I don't think anybody is seriously arguing that land should vote. But that map makes them feel better about losing.The population centers went Democrat in 2004 also, but Bush won becaue he was able to pull enough votes in cities to pick off a few states that Romney couldn't get.
    I like the county divisions because it really helps people understand the politics of the state. In my state, we have a nearly complete east/west split in party lines. Of course, in Presidential terms this doesn't entirely come through, but it's worth keeping in mind how the senatorial/house races are perceived.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I like the county divisions because it really helps people understand the politics of the state. In my state, we have a nearly complete east/west split in party lines.
    Is the West Democatic? My wif's family lives in the Eastern half, and they don't vote Democratic.


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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Is the West Democatic? My wif's family lives in the Eastern half, and they don't vote Democratic.
    West is certainly more Republican. Now, of course, you have to keep in mind even further how our Democratic-NPL Party functions in terms of ideology, but it is more liberal in the East.

    Edit: Temporary memory loss with what is "East" and what is "West" :P
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Referring to republicans as dirt, which is what you are really doing backhandedly, is exactly the sort of class I would expect from the left....

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Referring to republicans as dirt, which is what you are really doing backhandedly, is exactly the sort of class I would expect from the left....
    Actually, he was closer to making an argument against the Electoral College rather than Republicans.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Native American's were not the original inhabitants of America.
    But they did, in fact, inhabit America before the Europeans set foot on American soil.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Romney backers are posting election results via county (just as McCain voters and Bush voters did in 2000-2008).

    Their argument is essentially a sea of red in America means for some reason that Obama/Kerry/Gore are clearly losers.

    Except that they ignore that much of that space is essentially empty land. Hawaii has more electoral votes then several Republican voting states but has far less land, because it has far more people.

    Therefore, if we take the logic they are pushing, that land, not people matter, should dirt be allowed to vote?
    well the few knuckle heads doing that are just that, knuckle heads, they arent to be taken seriously neither is their flawed logic.
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