View Poll Results: Should dirt be allowed to vote?

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Most 'reasons' given for why cities count more are total distortions and the lack of understanding most often comes from diehard idealogues.

    Small town rural towns have the typical welfare mother- white single teen to early twenties mom. EVERY two dot town has a nutrition site and the loss of it in a one dot town brings howls of protest. Small town schools employ everything a big city school district does for far fewer kids- but try and consolidate them to a more efficient configuration. Howls will greet you.

    From education to farm subsidies small towns get nice Gubmint paychecks. Heck the Sheriff gets nice fed and state support to run his small dept. Meals on wheels to ambulance services. Nursing home subsidies to electric power price reductions. Red states routinely get more money back from DC than they send to the feds, yet they cluck at the idea of spending money in urban centers.

    Seems odd to me, to support personal responsibility while grazing at the federal buffet on so many levels.

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There are alot of us in the heart of America that feel like we have no real say in things and a few huge population centers along both coast in liberal cities run the show.
    Huh?

    Where have you been for the last 2 years? Have you paid any attention to the House and Senate lately?
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Heck, I'd vote FOR dirt over some of the candidates we've had.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Well, the electoral college was put in place specifically for this reason actually. Smaller population states are supposed to have more of a vote(by minimum), so yea essentially more dirt, more vote.

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Most 'reasons' given for why cities count more are total distortions and the lack of understanding most often comes from diehard idealogues.

    Small town rural towns have the typical welfare mother- white single teen to early twenties mom. EVERY two dot town has a nutrition site and the loss of it in a one dot town brings howls of protest. Small town schools employ everything a big city school district does for far fewer kids- but try and consolidate them to a more efficient configuration. Howls will greet you.

    From education to farm subsidies small towns get nice Gubmint paychecks. Heck the Sheriff gets nice fed and state support to run his small dept. Meals on wheels to ambulance services. Nursing home subsidies to electric power price reductions. Red states routinely get more money back from DC than they send to the feds, yet they cluck at the idea of spending money in urban centers.

    Seems odd to me, to support personal responsibility while grazing at the federal buffet on so many levels.
    If this were true then my district would have voted democrat.
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    If this were true then my district would have voted democrat.
    Despite what the conservatives are telling themselves, people voting for this or that political party has a much to do with their local culture (or more even) as it is about material goods.

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Some more correct maps can be found here: Election maps

    Some fascinating patterns to be found - for example, comparing the county-by-county



    with the weighted version



    shows what the power of cities have.

    Also something of a commentary on electoral vs popular, though that's another matter...
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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    That's racist!






    That never seemed to bother you before?

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    Some more correct maps can be found here: Election maps

    Some fascinating patterns to be found - for example, comparing the county-by-county



    with the weighted version



    shows what the power of cities have.

    Also something of a commentary on electoral vs popular, though that's another matter...
    Thanks, I was looking for a county by county map yesterday

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    Re: Should dirt be allowed to vote over people?

    Quote Originally Posted by iangb View Post
    Some more correct maps can be found here: Election maps

    Some fascinating patterns to be found - for example, comparing the county-by-county



    with the weighted version



    shows what the power of cities have.

    Also something of a commentary on electoral vs popular, though that's another matter...
    If counties got electoral votes instead of states we would be run by Republicans. Good map.

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