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Frownland 12-18-2016 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1784569)
Why is a straight popular vote any better or less corruptible than the Electoral College system? Going by the popular vote, the populations of California and New York would determine every single election cycle. Which is another of way saying "if you live in any of these 46+ something other states across thousands of miles, your vote doesn't matter if you don't live in Los Angeles or New York City".

I say: that's life. One man, one vote. More men=more votes. That doesn't change if you live near a lot of other men. What the electoral college says is that if you live in a populous city, your vote is only worth half because you don't live in a sparsely populated area. That's not to mention the loads of people whose votes don't count at all due to the winner take all system. It strips minority rights in that way.

Chula Vista 12-18-2016 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1784547)
How so?

1. He brought his daughter along for a face to face meeting with the prime minister of Japan. His daughter just happens to be in negotiations with the largest clothing line in Japan to take on her personal line. Oh, and they are owned by the Japanese government.

2. He's appointed Tillerson for SOS. The dude who had a $500 billion dollar oil deal with Russia put on hold due to sanctions Obama approved. If Tillerson gets in how soon before those sanctions get lifted? And how greased does Trump's palm get?

And he's still about a month from actually becoming the POTUS.

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Is being purposely vague your way of hiding some kind of intellectual deficiency? Does Russia have mind control powers?
My hands are just fine, thank you very much. And it's Trump who has mind control powers.

Q: What are we gonna do?
A: BUILD A WALL!!!!!
Q: And who's going to pay for it?
A: MEXICO!!!!!!!

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He loves publicity: he doesn't love scrutiny.
You say tomayto, I say tomarto. He loves being in the news. Period.

Chula Vista 12-18-2016 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1784556)
Because the US has an electoral college. That's your system that selects the winner of the presidency.

Of course. But don't sit there with a straight face and say that Trump won by a massive amount. Trump saying it is predictable. Goofle saying it is laughable.

Frownland 12-18-2016 12:42 PM

I don't know if utilizing it means loving it, but either way it's quite a stupid thing to debate someone's attitudes towards something. That's really only something they can tell you.

Chula Vista 12-18-2016 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Anteater (Post 1784569)
Why is a straight popular vote any better or less corruptible than the Electoral College system? Going by the popular vote, the populations of California and New York would determine every single election cycle. Which is another of way saying "if you live in any of these 46+ something other states across thousands of miles, your vote doesn't matter if you don't live in Los Angeles or New York City".

Complete and utter bullsh*t. There has been 58 presidential elections in the US. Since 1888 there's only been two times that the winner didn't get the popular vote. GWB lost in 2000 by 0.5% of the PV. Trump lost by 2.1%. The electoral college needs to be re-tooled.

elphenor 12-18-2016 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1784475)
@ Chulas fake news list: Trump won by quite a big margin. About 80% of counties voted in favour of him.

He actually lost the popular vote by a pretty large margin comparative to previous elections

I know everyone already pointed this out to you but stop being dense

Goofle 12-18-2016 02:31 PM

Did Hillary win the popular vote? Nobody said.

Key 12-18-2016 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle (Post 1784648)
Did Hillary win the popular vote? Nobody said.

By like 3 million votes. Where have you been?

Ol’ Qwerty Bastard 12-18-2016 02:41 PM

#triggered

Goofle 12-18-2016 02:50 PM

The gap closed due to the recount. Should recount the whole bleeding thing in my opinion.


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