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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I am conflicted on this. The idea of the electoral college was to prevent a tyranny of the majority, as well as to give smaller states a bigger voice in elections.
    Smaller states shouldn't have a bigger voice in elections.
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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Smaller states shouldn't have a bigger voice in elections.
    why not?
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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    why not?
    Because the vote of someone in Wyoming shouldn't count more than the vote of someone in Illinois.
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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    Democrats can't win the legal way, so they cheat.
    Demographics are on their side - America's population is becoming more dependent. Democrats will rule eventually, and we'll all have free stuff, I'd say in 50 years or so. Until then some of us will have to work.

    This move by Maine aims to push that 'free stuff' for all of us sooner - maybe only 20 years to a blissful, work free life as "someone else" pays for everything. However, the move has been described as "bypass electoral college" and "Maine backs push to replace Electoral College.."

    What Maine is trying to do won't get done without an amendment to the Constitution.

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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    What it does is give motivation for the RNC to campaign for votes in states they otherwise ignore, while the DNC has no reason to try to get votes in Red states. The Republican Party would have reason to try to get more votes in California, New York, Illinois etc despite knowing they can't win the state. This is an extra stupid plan almost entirely favoring Republicans.

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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    What it does is give motivation for the RNC to campaign for votes in states they otherwise ignore, while the DNC has no reason to try to get votes in Red states. The Republican Party would have reason to try to get more votes in California, New York, Illinois etc despite knowing they can't win the state. This is an extra stupid plan almost entirely favoring Republicans.
    It only goes into effect when 270 electoral votes worth of states sign on to it.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Because the vote of someone in Wyoming shouldn't count more than the vote of someone in Illinois.
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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    States have the right to assign their electoral votes how they wish.
    And if Candidate B wins the PV and gets Maine's EVs, but a majority of Maine voters voted for Candidate A?
    Essentially, they are being told "Your vote doesn't count anymore, too bad!". That's wrong.

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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Don't you know that a bunch of rich white slaveholding elitists in the 18th century could predict with crystal clarity the exact constitutional needs in the 21st century? /s
    Blah blah blah
    Your race card is useless. Try a less stupid argument.

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    Re: Maine Senate moves to award electoral votes to popular vote winner

    The Democratic Party wants to erase the words "United States of" from our country.

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