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#35 - Reason being for the electoral vote, is because the minority o…  [+] (7 replies) 11/16/2016 on How could she lose? +4
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#49 - itsthethai (11/16/2016) [-]
"otherwise there would be no point for small states to vote whatsoever due to their low populations". I thought people were voting, not states? With a pure popular vote, every vote would count equally, so why would someone from a small state be less inclined to vote than someone from a larger one? correct me if I'm wrong here though, I'm pretty uneducated on the voting system
For me it seems like the way it is now, there's no point in voting if you're a clear minority (as in republican in a heavily represented democratic state, or vica versa), thus resulting in fewer people voting.
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#61 - wulvkaan (11/16/2016) [-]
You're right. The popular vote becomes heavily inflated in blue states with blue votes, because conservatives realize there's no point.

Meanwhile, in every state except Oklahoma and West Virginia that turned red, there was a huge democrat turnout to try and "stop trump." So the red states weren't really overinflated on this front.

The popular vote is thus almost meaningless due to demographic, but demographics are why we have the electoral college. If literally 90% of the US is conservative, but the 10% is densely populated cities making up almost 50% of the population, then we see a culture issue. Those people would elect politicians that do not have the interest of rural America in mind because they don't experience it, and that's no fair to the people living in the greater portion of the USA that will be adversely affected by their policies.

If we went on a pure popular vote system, you can be assured more Conservative voters would turn out in NY and California, but as it stands there's no point. And since the college decides, the popular vote means very little in the long run.

And 600,000 people out of 120,000,000 voting is nothing anyway.
#153 - anon (11/16/2016) [-]
With the Electoral College as it stands, you can win the election with only 11 states. It's a weird and unlikely mix, but the fact that this could even be done is stupid.

Instant fix is this:
Throw out the electoral college. Go by popular vote.
Get rid of First Past The Post to finally get us out of a shitty 2 party system.
When you vote, you choose your first, second, and third choice for president. If first choice drops out, your vote goes to your second choice. And so on. Bam. A multiparty system becomes feasible and not a waste of votes.

(Not to mention Trump hasn't been elected for real. That happens on December 18th and there is 0 reason to assume they'll follow their state decisions except tradition. Unelected officials with that much power is a bad thing. Always.)
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#69 - itsthethai (11/16/2016) [-]
I just don't get why some votes should be worth more than others just because they live in less populated spaces. Seems unfair to people living in large states when their vote counts less. I prefer equality of equity in this matter.

An alternative system could be to give black, hispanic and white people the same amount of electoral votes. I'd think this would be unfair to the white people as well, since they are a majority. Same with highly populated states.

Seems like it's the perfect tool to make people bitter, as it's not really a fair democracy

Watching the current election results felt like a gameshow btw
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#70 - itsthethai (11/16/2016) [-]
equality over equity*
#107 - borknagar (11/16/2016) [-]
The Us is not an unitarian country it's a federation. Members of the federation decide for themselves. Every state has a guaranteed voice of 3 electoral votes to not be made irrelevant by bigger states. Its equality for members of the union
#38 - loldo (11/16/2016) [-]
Seriously, fuck South Florida. I live in Palm Beach County and it's full to bursting with old people (a lot of them Jews) from the Northeast, specifically New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Feels bad, because ultimately my vote didn't really count. Hillary crushed it here.

<-- My face when I saw my county on the map
#172 - Trump ain't against the gays that's probably why  [+] (1 reply) 11/14/2016 on haha fj BTFO hahaha +2
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#204 - renespar (11/14/2016) [-]
no but Pence is
#84 - MEME MAGIC IS ******* REAL. KEK ******* WILLED IT  [+] (2 replies) 11/09/2016 on Results +27
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#94 - anon (11/09/2016) [-]
stando powah