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#38 - wat dis frome  [+] (1 reply) 10/01/2016 on You Reposted In The Wrong... 0
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#39 - tenorkitsune (10/01/2016) [-]
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#135 - but doesn't our votes just get trashed and the electoral colla…  [+] (5 replies) 09/29/2016 on today is National Voter... 0
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#136 - akkere (09/29/2016) [-]
That's a huge misconception that's based only on a bare minimum understanding of how the electoral college works.
The votes get quantified to electoral representatives who are supposed to vote with the results of the total.
To vote against the will of the popular vote renders the elector as a 'faithless elector', something that states have laws against. ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faithless_elector )
While faithless electing has occurred, it has never been done so to the extent that the outcome of the election is jeopardized. If it was, there'd be such a monumental shitstorm that it wouldn't be allowed to pass, I guarantee that.
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#163 - thatoneiranianguy (09/29/2016) [-]
I mean, there has been a few times where electors voted against majority resulting in a questionable election. (Al Gore / Bush for example.)
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#172 - akkere (09/29/2016) [-]
Like I said, faithless electing has occurred, and as the page I linked expounds, many of these lead to controversial points, the Bush/Gore election being far from the first, and it certainly won't be the last.
However, none of these have been demonstrated to alter the outcome of the election, though some (like the Bush/Gore) were frightfully close, and this lead to controversies that solidified the people's awareness to the issue.
And that's very important. People need to be more active in elections so they feel much more motivated to charge against electors should they vote against their will.
Cases like >>#134 mentioned should've had people gathered in large protests, demanding that the primaries bow heed to the people they're supposed to represent, not the other way around. But people are becoming way too docile with the elections, and it's leading to troublesome choices like the ones we have now.
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#173 - thatoneiranianguy (09/29/2016) [-]
I agree completely, awareness of these issues at the end of the day is important.

The more awareness we bring to issues like faithless electors, gerrymandering, or farther out issues like vote count fraud the more likely people will take a stand against it. The issue is, people are not aware and it's hard to fight an enemy they can't see.

Hopefully that force alone would convince more people to vote, especially in local elections.
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#164 - thatoneiranianguy (09/29/2016) [-]
Although there was also some fucky shit going on with the supreme court as well.
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#34 - redusagi (09/27/2016) [-]
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