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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by Xsnake1 View Post
    Maybe getting rid of the electoral college would have affected the popular vote results
    How would that happen? Most people forget there is an electoral college. There is no reason to do away with it. It keeps the elections fair.
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    Re: The electoral college

    What I dislike about the electoral college is that candidates will pander to swing states and swing areas, the rest of the nation is pretty much dead set on their candidate with having solid red and blue states that don't matter come election time.

    It can have some pros when it comes to state representation.
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    Re: The electoral college

    I think it should go back a bit further too as now many states have laws mandating that the electoral college vote along the same lines as the popular vote; but those laws should be reversed in order to restore the EC to the check it once was.
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think it should go back a bit further too as now many states have laws mandating that the electoral college vote along the same lines as the popular vote; but those laws should be reversed in order to restore the EC to the check it once was.
    Agreed. Each elector go with his district, wasn't that how it was supposed to work?
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    How would that happen? Most people forget there is an electoral college. There is no reason to do away with it. It keeps the elections fair.
    It does not keep elections fair. I live in a blue state so when I vote Republican my vote just gets thrown away. Maybe if the electoral college was ended, candidates would focus their attention on the whole country instead of just swing states which would cause people to be influenced differently.
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by Xsnake1 View Post
    It does not keep elections fair. I live in a blue state so when I vote Republican my vote just gets thrown away. Maybe if the electoral college was ended, candidates would focus their attention on the whole country instead of just swing states which would cause people to be influenced differently.
    You also realize to change it you have to change the Constitution? Good luck with that.
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    You also realize to change it you have to change the Constitution? Good luck with that.
    Ever heard of an amendment.
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Agreed. Each elector go with his district, wasn't that how it was supposed to work?
    No, they were not mandated to follow popular vote and, while rare, the EC could vote differently than the popular vote of the State
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by Xsnake1 View Post
    Ever heard of an amendment.
    Ahem, yes that is what I was referring to, but do you know how hard that will be to pass? That was my point.
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    Re: The electoral college

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, they were not mandated to follow popular vote and, while rare, the EC could vote differently than the popular vote of the State
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    Right, I know it wasn't mandated, but wasn't that the idea?
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