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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    You will never see the States choose to abdicate their power to another State to their own peril.
    That is one of the dumbest talking points that some attempt to pass as a rational or intelligent argument.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    To prevent larger population states from dominating all aspects of politics in the US.
    How does that happen when electing a President?
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    You don't seem to understand, the Constitution wouldn't have been ratified without it. It was a compromise to get it passed, to ensure the voices of smaller states would still be heard.
    So it was just a gimmick then that needs to be corrected now.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Do I now get to mock your intelligence in some way?
    An insult from you would be a compliment, I see very little in your posts or thinking worthy of anything but scorn and pity.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    They are considered equally. Nothing makes them different. Yes, conservatives in California should count. Which is why I support splitting States.
    We are not treated equally under the concept of one man, one vote in regards to choosing the President. As for splitting states, how about we merge states? North and South Dakota becomes Dakota. Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska becomes the Great Plains. Or how about adding a couple states, Guam and the Pacific Islands, Puerto Rico and DC. Take three out, add three in.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by NWRatCon View Post
    Are you advocating succession? How else does one avoid either outcome?
    What dictations do we give the good rural folks of Sandpoint other then to stop being neonazis? How do we dictate life to the country folks? Is forcing them to treat everyone equally such a burden for them? I guess so.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by prometeus View Post
    So it was just a gimmick then that needs to be corrected now.
    230 years is a hell of a long time to have in place a mathematical affirmative action program for small states.
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Your vote doesn’t count any less. You simply misunderstand the context of your vote. You vote in California, in your district, for who your district picks for President. Not all States are winner take all electorals. The context of your vote is not a national popular 50+1 election. The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives
    Your post is belied by math, reality, and a whole lot of other things, and has been explicitly refuted several times in this thread. Let me catch you up: The Funky Math of the Electoral College (Scientific American)
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    Re: The Electoral College: Purpose, Problems, Alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Which is not the same as winning.
    In most realities it is. Your posts are not making any sense, nor following reality. There are so many logical faults in such short posts it would be burdensome to correct them all.
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