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YAB December 19th, 2016 6:58pm

Trump won the election even though he lost the popular vote. Do you think the Electoral College is useless because it undermined what the majority of America wanted or is useful because allows every state to have a voice in the election?

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RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 12:13 pm

Why does it matter what states want? What matters is what people want

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YAB Kentucky
12/19/16 2:19 pm

What I meant to say was that people in every state should have an equal voice. Right now, people in more populated states like California, tend to have a bigger voice than people who live in the southern states hence every state having a voice in the election

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 2:55 pm

That's not true though, if you look at people per electoral vote, each person gets three times a say in Wyoming as compared to California

YAB Kentucky
12/19/16 3:08 pm

But there are less people so that doesn't make a difference. If it were up to politicians, they would only travel to the larger states because they have more people and make a bigger difference

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 3:09 pm

That's accounting for the difference in people, and politicians already only visit swing states

YAB Kentucky
12/19/16 4:58 pm

They visit every state and if it were only based on popular vote then they would only visit swing states or most populated states because those are the most important

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 5:02 pm

They definitely don't visit every state

YAB Kentucky
12/19/16 8:58 pm

You didn't pay attention to the election then

RagingMystic covfefe
12/19/16 9:04 pm

Presidential candidates definitely don't visit every state
www.fairvote.org/tracking_the_candidates_through_the_final_campaign_push_lots_of_stops_but_few_states
More than half the visits are in just 4