The election in a nutshell. not oc, found on fb.. The electoral college is awesome!
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User avatar #4 - thatscrewedupkid (11/07/2012) [-]
but wisconsin was blue!
#254 to #4 - xmegustax (11/07/2012) [-]
Wisconsin was given to Obama but Romney had 56% of the votes in that state, it wasn't until an hour after Obama won that he finally got more votes in Wisconsin, so it doesn't matter anyway.
User avatar #68 to #4 - slikmonkey (11/07/2012) [-]
funny how Romney lost his home state(Michigan) and his governing state(Massachusetts). Also lose Paul Ryan's home state of Wisconsin as well.
#85 to #68 - caras (11/07/2012) [-]
He lost his homestate because they are democratic the only reason he got in in the first place because the person he was running against for Gov. was a total moron.
#347 to #4 - pineappletime (11/07/2012) [-]
so was Minnesota, in fact we're always blue, but the rest of the country doesn't care enough about us to know. you guys are popular because you have cheese and serial killers, we're just a small Canada.
so was Minnesota, in fact we're always blue, but the rest of the country doesn't care enough about us to know. you guys are popular because you have cheese and serial killers, we're just a small Canada.
#349 to #347 - thatscrewedupkid (11/07/2012) [-]
good old dahmer and cheddar and miller, a winning combination if you ask me
User avatar #548 to #347 - mcmg (11/08/2012) [-]
I know right, no else cares about us... And I'm from a very small town a fem miles east of St. Paul... there isn't anyone who gives half a flying thunder-cunt about my opinion.
User avatar #550 to #548 - mcmg (11/08/2012) [-]
*few
User avatar #11 to #4 - RealStrangeSteve (11/07/2012) [-]
ya but we're all too drunk to even know whats going on. most of us thought the nation was flooding, or being covered in lava.
#262 to #11 - itsajackal (11/07/2012) [-]
So, there's no lava?
User avatar #289 to #262 - RealStrangeSteve (11/07/2012) [-]
not when i woke up, still drunk, and apparently had passed out on a roof for safety.
#245 - Loststorm (11/07/2012) [-]
I really don't like the winner-take-all system of so many states. Nebraska splits their votes according to the popular vote, so 4 went to Romney and 1 to Obama because of how the actual people voted.
When you come to a state like California, they have 55 electoral votes; however, even if Romney got over a third of the vote, he would get none of them. Obama gets all because he had a majority.
It's like the people who voted for Romney had pretty much no say.
It's not just Romney, either. Many other states gave all votes to Romney even though Obama had a portion of the vote.
It's just a weird system.
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User avatar #249 to #245 - neutralgray (11/07/2012) [-]
I agree. The electoral system is okay but it does allow a margin of error in which the popular vote fails to elect the president. I'd love it if we split it evenly.
#255 to #249 - trueraiderfan (11/07/2012) [-]
it doesn't need to go away, it just needs some tweaking, such as the popular vote and electoral vote are more tied together
it doesn't need to go away, it just needs some tweaking, such as the popular vote and electoral vote are more tied together
#291 to #245 - walkingdisaster (11/07/2012) [-]
Shut up, it's 'merica.
User avatar #467 to #291 - deltadeltadelta (11/08/2012) [-]
I don't think they have hurricanes in Iowa.
User avatar #259 to #245 - Ruspanic (11/07/2012) [-]
Actually, Nebraska did not split its electoral votes this time (though it did in 2008). All 5 votes went to Romney. The way it works is that there are 3 districts and 5 electoral votes. Each district gets to determine one of the electoral votes based on its own popular vote, and the other 2 go to whoever wins the overall popular vote. Still unfair, but slightly more representative than the winner-take-all system.

I agree with your assessment of the electoral college, however I'd take it a step further and say we should abolish the system entirely and change to a direct popular vote.
User avatar #332 to #259 - Chubs (11/07/2012) [-]
This is how all states should be, as a few people have said above and below. California and other states with a ton of electoral votes beat out a ton of states, although it's close to 38/59% in California, it's just not fair for the losing percentage. It would be closer races and a lot better outcome.
#265 to #259 - Loststorm (11/07/2012) [-]
Yeah I remember in 2008 it was split. I live here so I gotta hear about it all the time. Once I heard Obama was elected, I didn't really both to get the exact numbers.
User avatar #263 to #245 - alyosha (11/07/2012) [-]
Agreed.

The electoral college made sense in the 1800s when we physically couldn't do voting any other way because the country was so enormous and the only way we had to move things around was by train. Now, where you can literally be in the middle of watching porn, open a new tab, click Google's logo, and see an exact tracker of the popular vote and electoral votes as they come in, all without even getting out of a chair... I think the system's unnecessary.

It'd be cool if they did it by percentages, because it'd be more indicative of the actual voting methods. Romney wins 65% to 35% across the plains, but loses ALL of Florida's votes because Obama had a 0.3% lead. The **** .
#434 - wheredawhitewomen (11/08/2012) [-]
Getting California is the equivalent of getting both Park Place and Boardwalk in Monopoly.
#436 to #434 - giustobuffo (11/08/2012) [-]
Yup, that about sums it up. Was watching the election results, was worried, then Obama jumped like 50+ points. Humina humina humina... California ftw
#304 - forevertrombone (11/07/2012) [-]
California is like the end of a game of Monopoly when you pull out all the money you were hiding under the table the whole time.
#83 - Nameloc (11/07/2012) [-]







The electoral college is awesome!
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User avatar #409 to #83 - graphically (11/08/2012) [-]
Well obama still won the popular vote...
#103 to #83 - mysteriouspenguin (11/07/2012) [-]
I ***** in and hand and throw it in the toilette while i'm showering
User avatar #105 to #103 - mysteriouspenguin (11/07/2012) [-]
old joke is old...
#86 to #83 - mattdoggy (11/07/2012) [-]
it's totally unbiased towards political parties
#423 - allion (11/08/2012) [-]
Obama's face when
#429 to #423 - beefking (11/08/2012) [-]
**beefking rolled a random image posted in comment #1530601 at MLP Friendly Board ** my reaction when Obama was re-elected.
#395 - JudasLitl (11/08/2012) [-]
Mott Romney is sod he not prosodont
Mott Romney is sod he not prosodont
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#392 - themystic (11/08/2012) [-]
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#330 - sittingwhale (11/07/2012) [-]
we can thank the bay area and southern california for that.
User avatar #391 to #330 - candytaker (11/08/2012) [-]
Except for Orange County.
#350 to #330 - klondikemonster (11/07/2012) [-]
Stop it you, you flatter me!
Stop it you, you flatter me!
#352 - pineappletime (11/07/2012) [-]
Minnesota was actually blue and is almost always blue, not that anyone cares or anything, just throwing it out there.
User avatar #358 to #352 - wlflvr (11/07/2012) [-]
wisconsin too.
User avatar #414 to #352 - CakeOrDeath (11/08/2012) [-]
Im assuming you are from MN like myself, so might I just add, thank god that damn marriage amendment didn't pass. Can you imagine a state which hosts one of the largest LGBT pride festivals in this nation having a constitution which legally bans gay marriage? I would've been ashamed to live here.
User avatar #465 - pfccross (11/08/2012) [-]
you got some red on some of the blue states
User avatar #31 - serac (11/07/2012) [-]
This is what happens when toothpaste gets on the map.
#458 - theolor (11/08/2012) [-]
LIVE FOR UNITINU

BREED FOR UNITINU

DIE FOR UNITINU
#504 - mrsoup (11/08/2012) [-]
california's face when
california's face when
User avatar #273 - GeneralBiscuit (11/07/2012) [-]
My opinion, it should be:
One person = one vote
No electoral college, just people voting. every voter is equal. Why is that not how it's done?
User avatar #290 to #273 - tkuja (11/07/2012) [-]
i thought that's how it was done
User avatar #341 to #290 - hellbentcrusade (11/07/2012) [-]
Through the electoral college?
User avatar #351 to #341 - tkuja (11/07/2012) [-]
i don't know what that is
User avatar #353 to #351 - hellbentcrusade (11/07/2012) [-]
http://www.archives. gov/federal-register/electoral-college/about.html

The electoral college is very important. They choose who becomes the American president.
User avatar #294 to #273 - sodaberg (11/07/2012) [-]
Isn't some of that weird confusing crap from the constitution?
#292 to #273 - iraniie (11/07/2012) [-]
Welcome to the awesome swedish proportional system where every vote counts and anyone can form a party
User avatar #278 to #273 - thegraphicdesigner (11/07/2012) [-]
That so like dumbass people dont vote for like Snooki over popular vote.
User avatar #288 to #278 - GeneralBiscuit (11/07/2012) [-]
Well people would still have to "run for president" but I see the problem with a celebrity campaigning. popular airhead = bad president...
#280 to #273 - corpsmanup (11/07/2012) [-]
Well, Obama did eventually win the popular vote. http://www(.)huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/06/presidential-election-map-2012_n_2036265.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

But I do agree that the electoral college is ********* .
#282 to #273 - WoIverine (11/07/2012) [-]
http://www .youtube. com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo
#284 to #282 - WoIverine (11/07/2012) [-]
This covers it really well and shows the benefit of electoral college vs. first past the post.
#285 to #284 - WoIverine (11/07/2012) [-]
http://www .youtube. com/watch?v=7wC42HgLA4k

But then this goes and shows the problems with electoral college as well.
#310 to #273 - davidpryor (11/07/2012) [-]
Obama still would have won...
User avatar #299 to #273 - wolverinebamf (11/07/2012) [-]
Well first of all, people are stupid. We need the people in the electoral college to kind of add a buffer between peoples stupidity and the votes that actually matter.

Second, when the constitution was made there was no easy way for that many votes to be counted, now we have electronics and **** , but America isn't good at changing.
User avatar #319 to #299 - westonbeast (11/07/2012) [-]
Then why not give each Electoral College equal voting power? Instead of giving massive influence to a single state give an equal amount of power to a college as well as implementing population votes.
User avatar #324 to #319 - kevinweeks (11/07/2012) [-]
California has a massive amount of electoral college votes because California is by far the most populous state in the union.
User avatar #326 to #324 - westonbeast (11/07/2012) [-]
And back to equal power.
User avatar #298 to #273 - rhc (11/07/2012) [-]
the electoral college is to protect the country from its own stupid citizens. the majority isn't always correct.

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