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Question: Which system do you prefer?
Current Electoral System   -37 (59.7%)
Nationwide Popular Vote   -25 (40.3%)
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« Reply #125 on: March 14, 2004, 02:09:35 pm »
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I don't know, lol. Arkansas is a place of its own, you'd really have to go there to understand what I mean. It's kind of like the WVA of the deep south. I've been to every southern state except Texas, but I have been to Oklahoma and Arkansas. Red River states maybe? If they seceded or were border states I call them southern. WVA is not southern though.
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« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2004, 02:03:27 pm »
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Texas has these high-tech suburbs around Dallas and Houston, in which most of the population was not from the south.
I lived in the Houston suberbs for 13 years and many people living there, including myself, were from the north.  You go out to rural southeast and east TX, it is definately "southern".   When I lived in West Palm, FL, it seemed like half of the people there were from the northeast.
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« Reply #127 on: May 13, 2004, 07:05:38 pm »
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61 votes.  Looks like a record.
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« Reply #128 on: May 31, 2004, 02:05:27 pm »
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I'd definitely prefer it to be popular votes, but that would still have it's disadvantages.
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« Reply #129 on: May 31, 2004, 02:11:26 pm »
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The EC for the obvious reasons and those most often given.
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« Reply #130 on: May 31, 2004, 05:01:01 pm »
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I'd prefer soveirgnty over the country so I could choose what decisions were made. Unfortunately we can't do this (yet), but we can create a system that seems to make the individual have maxium power.
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« Reply #131 on: July 19, 2004, 08:45:35 pm »
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76 Votes!  To all who haven't voted keep it running!
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« Reply #132 on: July 20, 2004, 01:38:24 pm »
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2 More votes.  Smiley
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« Reply #133 on: August 01, 2004, 09:48:51 pm »
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The system isn't perfect, but allowing a popular vote would result in the major urban areas controlling the election, and the candidates focusing their attentions there. Right now, at least they have to give a look at the entire state.
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« Reply #134 on: September 19, 2005, 02:59:59 pm »
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Bumped w/poll restoration.
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« Reply #135 on: September 19, 2005, 04:07:41 pm »
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Christopher Michael brought up an interesting point earlier in the thread about a voter signing his computer printout. On that subject, why can't we just go back to an optical scan system where you fill in the bubbles and scan it through a machine. Then you are 100% sure you voted correctly and 100% sure your vote counted.
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« Reply #136 on: September 19, 2005, 04:54:11 pm »
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« Reply #137 on: September 19, 2005, 05:11:21 pm »
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Christopher Michael brought up an interesting point earlier in the thread about a voter signing his computer printout. On that subject, why can't we just go back to an optical scan system where you fill in the bubbles and scan it through a machine. Then you are 100% sure you voted correctly and 100% sure your vote counted.

Christopher Michael wasn't 100% sane.  Nice guy I guess, but a little nuts.
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« Reply #138 on: September 19, 2005, 06:21:22 pm »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.
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« Reply #139 on: September 21, 2005, 12:54:25 am »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.

What do you do when nobody gets a majority?  (2000, 1996, 1992, 1968, 1960, 1916, 1912, 1892, 1888, 1884, 1880, 1860, 1856, 1848, 1844, 1824).

There's always various transferable vote systems--but that's never going to come to pass.
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« Reply #140 on: September 21, 2005, 01:10:56 am »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.

What do you do when nobody gets a majority?  (2000, 1996, 1992, 1968, 1960, 1916, 1912, 1892, 1888, 1884, 1880, 1860, 1856, 1848, 1844, 1824).

There's always various transferable vote systems--but that's never going to come to pass.

Nixon tried to dump this relic, but some small state Senators blocked it.
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« Reply #141 on: September 21, 2005, 02:11:44 pm »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.

What do you do when nobody gets a majority?  (2000, 1996, 1992, 1968, 1960, 1916, 1912, 1892, 1888, 1884, 1880, 1860, 1856, 1848, 1844, 1824).

There's always various transferable vote systems--but that's never going to come to pass.
i said whoever gets the most votes, not whoever gets a majority Tongue
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« Reply #142 on: September 21, 2005, 07:24:10 pm »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.

What do you do when nobody gets a majority? (2000, 1996, 1992, 1968, 1960, 1916, 1912, 1892, 1888, 1884, 1880, 1860, 1856, 1848, 1844, 1824).

There's always various transferable vote systems--but that's never going to come to pass.

Nixon tried to dump this relic, but some small state Senators blocked it.
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« Reply #143 on: September 21, 2005, 08:24:03 pm »
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popular vote. The man/woman will be leading the nation! Whoever gets more votes should win. It doesnt make sense to elect people that dont get the most votes.

What do you do when nobody gets a majority? (2000, 1996, 1992, 1968, 1960, 1916, 1912, 1892, 1888, 1884, 1880, 1860, 1856, 1848, 1844, 1824).

There's always various transferable vote systems--but that's never going to come to pass.

Nixon tried to dump this relic, but some small state Senators blocked it.
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« Reply #144 on: September 26, 2005, 06:01:05 pm »
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For some reason the vote was much closer when this poll opened for the first time back in 2003.
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« Reply #145 on: September 26, 2005, 06:24:41 pm »
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Christopher Michael brought up an interesting point earlier in the thread about a voter signing his computer printout. On that subject, why can't we just go back to an optical scan system where you fill in the bubbles and scan it through a machine. Then you are 100% sure you voted correctly and 100% sure your vote counted.

The recent voting acts weigh against the opitical scan. We have that system now in the county and it works well. However, ADA accessibility and early voting requirements create the need for hundreds of ballot types to cover all possibilities in the county. Printing costs would be enormous. An electronic voting machine with a paper printout becomes the only affordable option.
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« Reply #146 on: May 20, 2006, 06:49:54 pm »
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I love this thread.

I have an emotional connection to it that I simply can't put into words.
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« Reply #147 on: May 21, 2006, 05:02:28 am »
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Only 28 votes for a 10-page thread that is two years old?  Weird.
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« Reply #148 on: May 21, 2006, 08:51:08 am »
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Only 28 votes for a 10-page thread that is two years old?  Weird.

The original poll had ~85 votes, but it got wiped out when the forum got screwed up.  I restored the poll last summer.
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« Reply #149 on: May 21, 2006, 03:02:56 pm »
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Only 28 votes for a 10-page thread that is two years old?  Weird.

The original poll had ~85 votes, but it got wiped out when the forum got screwed up.  I restored the poll last summer.

Oh, OK.  What was the break-down for the last poll?
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