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NateE October 30th, 2013 2:44pm

Should the United States continue to use the electoral college system in presidential elections or should we use popular vote as a whole to determine who our next president should be?

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Bradtx Texas
10/31/13 2:15 pm

Many people don't vote now because their vote doesn't matter. (conservatives in California, liberals in much of the South, etc.)
A popular vote makes each vote from each citizen matter. That should be the goal of any electoral system.

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DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/30/13 3:02 pm

The only upside I see to swapping to pop vote is that we would get rid of Jerry meandering.(or however it's spelled, autocorrect pls.)

DeusOrbus Stay Positive
10/30/13 3:05 pm

Also does voting really even matter anymore since politicians only serve corporate interest?

Torfin Never Behind
10/30/13 12:22 pm

Pop vote is Rule of the MAJORITY without care for the MINORITY!

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NateE Moderate Republican
10/30/13 12:25 pm

Well shouldn't the person with the most overall votes win regardless?

robbyjr04
10/30/13 10:14 am

Only the insane or stupid would use a popular vote... This isn't American Idol!

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ZiggySpringer Fields of Trenzalore
10/30/13 9:20 am

The electoral college was put into place for a reason, not just ease. The electoral college is the better system, it forces politicians to try to appeal to a lager population and it protects the right of the minority.

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Mattwall1
10/30/13 10:03 am

Actually the mathematics show a popular vote would force politicians to try and campaign in more areas

ZiggySpringer Fields of Trenzalore
10/30/13 12:07 pm

By popular vote you only need 9 states to win an election. A candidate could help out the top few states and ignore the rest and still become president.

Mattwall1
10/30/13 12:10 pm

Actually with the electoral college you only need a plurality in a few states. With popular even with the top 150 cities you can't win even win with 100% of the people let alone the electorate

Ebola1 Florida
10/30/13 9:07 am

It would be a very bad idea to change from the EC.

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hoosierwisdom inner voice
10/30/13 8:06 am

I think California should be divided into two states. The Demos (other than Homeboy Reagan) get quite an automatic head start in the EC.

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talbotfarwell Appalachia
10/30/13 8:26 am

Same here in Maryland. The liberals outweigh us every time the election rolls around, our voices are effectively silenced by the current system. Where is our treasured "democracy"? Where is the justice? Where's my fucking representation, anyone? Huh?

trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/30/13 8:43 am

Liberals in TN have no vote essentially

that's why I think it should be a proportional electoral collegs

kscott516 EB rules
10/30/13 8:02 am

Popular vote fails when the recipient class is a majority which we are dangerously close to now.

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Statek Im from the Internet
10/30/13 8:00 am

The electoral college was put into place to limit the voting power of the less intelligent part of the population

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XercesBlue ...
10/30/13 8:00 am

I agree with the reasoning behind the electoral college. The whole tyranny of the majority concept and all.

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rons screw politicians
10/30/13 7:54 am

The EC gives smaller states some equality to large single minded populous states.

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trepidhickory Ayy Lmao
10/30/13 7:48 am

I think we should do proportionary electoral college voting

for instance if candidate A wins 40% of the vote in TN and candidate B wins 60% then 5 electoral college votes go to A and 6 go to B

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rlands
10/30/13 7:51 am

Ok I can work with that. Seems like a good idea.

cbbfle Nashville, TN
10/30/13 8:07 am

This. A thousand times this.

NateE Moderate Republican
10/30/13 7:46 am

We need to use popular vote so we don't have presidents winning the electoral college vote, but losing the overall popular vote and putting people the majority of our people didn't vote for into office.

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rlands
10/30/13 7:45 am

I personally like the electoral college...