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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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Total Voters: 62

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« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2006, 03:14:04 pm »
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The party used to have a lot of DINOs.

They're not DINOs if they accurately represented the stance of the party at the time.

By that logic, every single Democrat in 1856 was a DINO.
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« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2006, 06:03:04 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?

It was a similar ratio to this actually.  Around 60 for electoral college to 30 for PV.
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« Reply #152 on: September 13, 2006, 12:27:21 am »
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« Reply #153 on: September 17, 2006, 01:51:27 am »
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I have found that most people that want to repeal the Electoral College also fit one or more of the following:
1) from larger States
2) do not understand the concept of State's Rights
3) want to eliminate the Senate
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« Reply #154 on: September 17, 2006, 09:42:02 am »
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I have found that most people that want to repeal the Electoral College also fit one or more of the following:
1) from larger States
2) do not understand the concept of State's Rights
3) want to eliminate the Senate
The reason couldnt possibly be that they think the president should be whoever gets the most votes. What a dumb idea. Tongue
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« Reply #155 on: September 17, 2006, 02:01:13 pm »
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I have found that most people that want to repeal the Electoral College also fit one or more of the following:
1) from larger States
2) do not understand the concept of State's Rights
3) want to eliminate the Senate
The reason couldnt possibly be that they think the president should be whoever gets the most votes. What a dumb idea. Tongue

Sure if someone gets a majority they should be president, but that doesn't always happen. I would rather keep the electoral college dreadly horrible though it is than go for a plurality system. Not that the former is better than the latter, necessarily, but why not hold out for something better?
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« Reply #156 on: September 18, 2006, 06:04:52 am »
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I have found that most people that want to repeal the Electoral College also fit one or more of the following:
1) from larger States
2) do not understand the concept of State's Rights
3) want to eliminate the Senate
The reason couldnt possibly be that they think the president should be whoever gets the most votes. What a dumb idea. Tongue

Sure if someone gets a majority they should be president, but that doesn't always happen. I would rather keep the electoral college dreadly horrible though it is than go for a plurality system. Not that the former is better than the latter, necessarily, but why not hold out for something better?
What could possibly be better? If your hoping to see a major and minority president or something crazy like that, Id say dont hold your breath.
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« Reply #157 on: September 18, 2006, 12:19:06 pm »
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I have found that most people that want to repeal the Electoral College also fit one or more of the following:
1) from larger States
2) do not understand the concept of State's Rights
3) want to eliminate the Senate
The reason couldnt possibly be that they think the president should be whoever gets the most votes. What a dumb idea. Tongue

Sure if someone gets a majority they should be president, but that doesn't always happen. I would rather keep the electoral college dreadly horrible though it is than go for a plurality system. Not that the former is better than the latter, necessarily, but why not hold out for something better?
What could possibly be better? If your hoping to see a major and minority president or something crazy like that, Id say dont hold your breath.

My point is that if someone wins with less that  a majority,  I wouldn't call that "democratic".
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« Reply #158 on: September 18, 2006, 04:10:57 pm »
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My point is that if someone wins with less that  a majority,  I wouldn't call that "democratic".

I wouldn't either, luckily we live in a Republic. "Democracy" = mob-rule.
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