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|#3 - You don't understand how elections work if you think the elect… [+] (15 new replies)||08/27/2013 on Obama Fury||0|
#7 - jakeinthebox (08/27/2013) [-]
Our electoral system as a whole needs a revamping. I don't trust a lot of the people to make the right choice (considering there are people that voted against Obama because they felt he was a Muslim extremist, or simply because he's black) so I would rather not have the whole election fall on the opinion of the masses. The electoral college however, is really fucking stupid. It essentially eliminates the need for the candidates to show concern or interest in what smaller states care about. They play it up like they care, but their real interest lies in states like California or Texas.
#18 - psydoc (08/27/2013) [-]
Going to a popular vote would create a lot of opportunity for abuse. One very partisan state could run up their vote totals and pretty much get away with it. Also, there are different voter registration laws in each of the states, so there would be complaints about fairness. Another issue is that the entire country would probably have to close their polls at the same time, and no vote counting could begin until all the poles were closed across the US. I think the most important thing though, is that if we had a close popular vote, we'd have to count the votes in the entire country again, and again, and again.
I used to think we could just go to a computerized system and that would fix our problems, but since I got screwed out of my vote in the local elections by an idiot democrat poll worker who programmed my card wrong (as well as many other republicans cards), I always insist on a paper ballot.
#17 - flyslasher (08/27/2013) [-]
You obviously don't understand if you think that real interest lies in states like California or Texas. California is almost always Democrat and Texas is almost always Republican. The real fight is in swing states that have that 50/50 makeup of where the votes are going. It's pointless to go after the states with the most votes because they for the most part have selected their allegiance.
There are things that do stink about the electoral college and voting such as the winner take all system that gives third parties zilch chance of ever winning( except for like a state or two that split their electoral votes ).
But one thing to keep in mind is not everyone can be right always. You can't have the president be of such madly different parties every four years or we'd tear this country apart. The system is a lot more complex than that, but it's all a tempering mechanism to allow everyone to be right some of the time. You'll step on some toes and make mistakes, but while seemingly very undemocratic( stepped up republic presence ), it's what keeps everything running at the best possibility.
#19 - yeorey (08/27/2013) [-]
#13 - jakeinthebox (08/27/2013) [-]
Well actually, at the end of the day, after all the votes were figured, Obama had roughly 3 million more popular votes than Romney. www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/ There's a souce if you're interested.
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