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4 years ago#351
TiamatKiller posted...
The electoral college is just one of the things that irritates me...

Unless you're in a battleground state, your vote pretty much doesn't matter since states have taken to a 100% electoral college vote to the leading party in the state.


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4 years ago#352
Of course my vote doesn't matter given that I'm in a state that isn't a battleground...however, local elections are still important.
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4 years ago#353
From: davidd | #351
TiamatKiller posted...
The electoral college is just one of the things that irritates me...

Unless you're in a battleground state, your vote pretty much doesn't matter since states have taken to a 100% electoral college vote to the leading party in the state.


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I didn't say I didn't vote, so I'm not making an "excuse" - I said it doesn't matter. I cannot imagine any possibility of a day when California's 55 votes will go Republican. Besides, the video for "doesn't matter" was primarily relevant to swing states, and there, even one vote can absolutely matter.

Then again, I didn't want Democrat *or* Republican this time around, making my vote even less relevant. But the bottom line is, with the introduction of the electoral college, for the majority of states, your vote really *doesn't* matter. Texas will basically always be a Republican vote, and California always Democrat, and there really is nothing that can be done about it.
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4 years ago#354
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4 years ago#355
NBC and Fox News has called the election for Obama, for those interested.
-davidd
4 years ago#356
davidd posted...
NBC and Fox News has called the election for Obama, for those interested.



yeah it's the damndest thing, votes haven't even been half finished being counted yet and they pulled this off when Romney is winning the popular vote.


pretty strange to me
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4 years ago#357
From: Snacks23 | #356
davidd posted...
NBC and Fox News has called the election for Obama, for those interested.



yeah it's the damndest thing, votes haven't even been half finished being counted yet and they pulled this off when Romney is winning the popular vote.


pretty strange to me

CBS called it two or three weeks ago.
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4 years ago#358
From: Snacks23 | #356
winning the popular vote.


Bush lost the popular vote and won the election. You must be new here. People don't elect the president.... States do.

it's possible to win the election for president and have 78% of the population vote against you.
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4 years ago#359
From: arleas | #358
From: Snacks23 | #356
winning the popular vote.


Bush lost the popular vote and won the election. You must be new here. People don't elect the president.... States do.

it's possible to win the election for president and have 78% of the population vote against you.

Hence my earlier statements about how our electoral system is royally ****ed up. The electoral college is a load of BS.
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4 years ago#360
arleas posted...
Bush lost the popular vote and won the election. You must be new here. People don't elect the president.... States do.

it's possible to win the election for president and have 78% of the population vote against you.



I'm not new I understand how the electoral system works


I'm just saying it's the damndest thing, I didn't think romney was going to win the popular vote or that it would be this close. I'm not sure why you felt the need to jump down my throat though.
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