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  • Honestly, my answer would be based on how it benefits my party/political outcomes.

    21 16.80%
  • Leave it the way it is. No vote for POTUS in the territories.

    9 7.20%
  • Let the territories form their own winner takes all EC delegation

    80 64.00%
  • Let each territory be assigned by lottery a state with which they vote each Presidential election

    1 0.80%
  • End the Electoral College. Direct vote for President by all citizens regardless of where they live

    14 11.20%
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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    An American citizen should be able to vote in every federal election. The electoral college makes no sense to me anyway.
    They can, as long as they live in a state. Even if you could navigate a path that would do away with the Electoral College, those living in territories could still not vote for President. That would take yet another amendment.

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    The idea of giving a state the votes of a territory as a result of a arbitrary assignment is horrible. I would have to know the procedure for how a US citizen can vote while living in a foreign country, as was mentioned above, before I make a judgement on how to proceed.
    You cannot vote if you reside In a foreign country. If you reside in the states and are in a foreign country you can vote absentee

    If you live in Washington state and take a job that's temporary residing in canada, you can vote on your Washington address. If you retire and buy a house in canada and become a permanent resident you can no longer legally vote in WA
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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Residents of Washington, DC CAN vote in Presidential elections. I have no idea why you included them.

    Voting rights in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    The Electoral College - Pros and Cons

    Not sure why you thought the Electoral College was worthy of it's own selection, but the Electoral College serves a good purpose.
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    An American citizen should be able to vote in every federal election. The electoral college makes no sense to me anyway.
    Maybe because you don't understand it. Maybe you didn't realize that the federal govt was never set up to govern YOU, but to govern the states. Not only have we bastardized the education of our citizenry in to believing popular vote is the cure to all election evils, but they don't even understand the purpose of the union to begin with. The states existed before the union, not the union before the states. The two houses in Congress represent the states, that's why the representatives are divided up by states. Furthermore it was never intended that you vote DIRECTLY for the President. The Founders knew exactly what they were trying to do, it wasn't random.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    The idea of giving a state the votes of a territory as a result of a arbitrary assignment is horrible. I would have to know the procedure for how a US citizen can vote while living in a foreign country, as was mentioned above, before I make a judgement on how to proceed.
    They vote absentee (by mail) with the last state they lived in before moving overseas.
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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It work quite well as is. Why fix it?
    US citizens in the territories don't agree.
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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    US citizens in the territories don't agree.
    Why don't they vote like any expat?

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Maybe because you don't understand it. Maybe you didn't realize that the federal govt was never set up to govern YOU, but to govern the states. Not only have we bastardized the education of our citizenry in to believing popular vote is the cure to all election evils, but they don't even understand the purpose of the union to begin with. The states existed before the union, not the union before the states. The two houses in Congress represent the states, that's why the representatives are divided up by states. Furthermore it was never intended that you vote DIRECTLY for the President. The Founders knew exactly what they were trying to do, it wasn't random.
    American... the electoral vote and the popular vote are almost always going to coincide. Explain to me how using popular vote vs electoral college changes the way the federal government governs.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: Americans in the US territories not being permitted to vote for POTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    American... the electoral vote and the popular vote are almost always going to coincide. Explain to me how using popular vote vs electoral college changes the way the federal government governs.
    Obviously you didn't read the link.
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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