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Thread: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    already discussed and refuted.
    Nah, you haven't. You claim you have, but you are just being dismissive.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    already refuted.
    Your refutation has already been refuted:

    Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Athanasius68 View Post
    They are appointed through state elections.
    Yes. That is how they are appointed. Agreed.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Great question.

    The sacred principle was developed over time - like most of America - and is today enshrined into law through various decisions and pieces of legislation.

    And the two things are indeed two different things that produce different results.

    As Robert DeNiro famously said in THE DEERHUNTER.... "this is this, this isn't something else, this is this".

    We all would do well to remember it.

    While the formula for Congressional seats was used to obtain the EC formula, it is two different things and one can be altered or changed without changing the other.

    The existence of one DOES NOT justify the existence of the other.
    No 38 states will ratify an amendment taking away two of their electors. Never gonna happen.

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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The EC is a vestige of slavery and needs to go.
    The EC was designed to limit democracy because our genius Founders knew the people were not too smart. Without it there might be a stampede to an AOC/Sanders Nazi Green New Deal Depression.

    Winston Churchill: : The best argument against democracy is a 5 minute conversation with an average voter"

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