If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
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The electoral college would be fine if it wasn't implemented as winner-takes-all as is the case in most states. Instead of insuring that sparsely populated regions aren't ignored, instead we have huge swaths of the country that are ignored because a small majority of their population happens to be safely for one or the other party.
Personally I'd like to see more, many more, candidates and have the ability to rank them. Let the one with the best overall ranking be President.
Quo usque tandem abutere, Trump, patientia nostra?
If there were to be any change at all, I'd like to see:
1. Electoral votes given based on %'s of voting, no winner takes all.
2. All parties included, and if the 'winner' doesn't get more than 50%, run off, dropping bottom candidates, repeat as needed.
This thread misses the point. When specific areas can be so precisely demographically predicted, perhaps that is the real issue.
Someone complaining that their vote doesn't matter because everyone else in their state votes the other way, or that their vote doesn't count as much as someone in another state is pointless.
I have no issues with states determining their own method but the method where electoral votes are pledged to the person who won the popular vote is by far the worst alternative. If my state goes for candidate A but because of that pledge, the states electors go to candidate B, then my voice truly is not being heard--and neither is the voice of anyone in my state.
The electoral college is a mess. With 20-25% of the population vote you can get elected. It's BS.
And no, it doesn't 'protect' small states. That's why most of the states are ignored and the only ones who do get attention are 'unsafe' ones or the ones where they can get the money in fundraisers. It's a stupid, stupid system.
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