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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Does the theme from THE TWILIGHT ZONE plays in the background of your posts? I ask because denying that the USA is a nation is either mental illness of pure extremist fantasy worthy of Rod Serling at this finest.
    Do you not understand what a state is?

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

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    Do you not understand what a state is?
    I live in one. I assume you do also
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I live in one. I assume you do also
    Okay. Then you understand that the united states is a union of states.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
    Okay. Then you understand that the united states is a union of states.
    And that union of states created the nation The United States of America.

    Why are we going through the obvious?

    I taught US Government for 33 years. This is akin to asking a teacher of Math if they know how to add two plus two.

    What is your point?
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    And that union of states created the nation The United States of America.

    Why are we going through the obvious?

    I taught US Government for 33 years. This is akin to asking a teacher of Math if they know how to add two plus two.

    What is your point?
    My point? That the union was established among sovereign states.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

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    My point? That the union was established among sovereign states.
    So what does any of this have to do with the Electoral College?
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So what does any of this have to do with the Electoral College?
    Electoral college? What are you talking about?

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

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    Electoral college? What are you talking about?
    The subject of this thread.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It ABSOLUTELY is the purpose of the Electoral College. The point of the Electoral College is to limit the impact of state decisions regarding national elections to only that state. Since the rest of the country has no recourse to fight other state's election law, let alone cast votes for other state's officials, it only makes sense to limit the impact of a state's election law to that state. The way you do that is through an Electoral Vote system rather than a popular vote system. The Electoral College is the only logical option in a Federal government when it comes to national elections.
    For this reason, I'm not sure the pooling of electoral votes will pass SCOTUS.

    I think it will be tested. The outcome? Who knows.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The subject of this thread.
    Yes, the electors appointed by the states choose the president.

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