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Not on my California ballot. Just the candidates.Originally posted by RichC:
You say that you never voted for any Electors? Take a look at the ballot next time and you'll probably see the words 'Electors for' in fine print before the list of candidates.
Let's not badmouth the President this way boys.Originally posted by Shapley:
RE:[b]He should hand in his resignation
That would require integrity. I think he has demonstrated an incredible lack of it during this election season.
I think most of us can see the flaw in this reasoning. I submit that making the popular vote the 'sole elector' rather than using a system that ultimately relies on artificial boundaries that obscure and redefine the popular vote will increase the importance of the smaller states' votes. This will be especially true in close elections and it will be true because the limiting factors I referred to (the Electoral College) are geographic in nature. Candidates and campaigns often leave states and areas once they believe they can no longer gather the electoral votes in that area. I think many Republicans who reside in a 'blue' state feel their votes didn't count. I can't speak for every Democrat but I know many in Florida who feel their votes 'don't count'.Originally posted by Haggis:
If we didn't have the electoral college or some device like it and relied on the popular vote then the election would be decided in less than 20 states and the rest of the 32 states that don't have any major population would not even be consider worth campaigning in...
...We already see the candiddates dedicate a lot of time to the "key" states now, but they still visit the "not-so-key" states as well. In a popular vote race, they wouldn't even bother...
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