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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2013, 02:05:49 pm »
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Bill Brady won 98 out of 102 counties in Illinois and still lost. Is that also unfair?
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2013, 02:27:51 pm »
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Bill Brady won 98 out of 102 counties in Illinois and still lost. Is that also unfair?

The GOP reaps what it sows.
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2013, 06:44:59 pm »
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Does Kentucky have cities?!
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2013, 09:52:50 pm »
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But Obama surely won all one vote in New America right?  Isn't that what counts?
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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2013, 09:55:45 pm »
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But Obama surely won all one vote in New America right?  Isn't that what counts?

Don't be so sure, since Jill Stein was on the ballot.
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« Reply #30 on: April 08, 2013, 10:16:32 pm »
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Bill Brady won 98 out of 102 counties in Illinois and still lost. Is that also unfair?

The GOP reaps what it sows.
That's not really answering the question, as I could throw the exact same response back at you for Democrats.
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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2013, 02:03:46 pm »
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Nor surprising. More and more, in most elections around the world left=city, right=countryside (through, there is exceptions like Scandinavia).

There plenty of examples. Saying  left=city, right=countryside is really an oversimplyfication.

I'm quite aware. In my home area (Val-d'Or), the city is more right-wing than the rural areas around it.
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« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2013, 09:28:43 pm »
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The rural countryside is more powerful than the 11 biggest cities in Kentucky, especially the extremely republican south central part, so yes. It's just a part of being in a state where you're the opposite party of the state. I have to deal with the fact that Milwaukee and Madison control Wisconsin's vote most of the time.
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« Reply #33 on: July 09, 2013, 11:30:52 am »
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Baltimore bosses this entire state around. Do I often disagree with the result of that? Yes. Do I wish it wasn't like that? Yes. But is it stupid to claim that anyone's vote should count more than anyone else's because of where they live? Double yes.
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« Reply #34 on: July 09, 2013, 12:40:49 pm »
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Baltimore bosses this entire state around.

Well, maybe it needs to.

Boone and Jackson counties boss the entire state of Kentucky around, so fair is fair.
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« Reply #35 on: July 09, 2013, 03:48:02 pm »
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Baltimore bosses this entire state around. Do I often disagree with the result of that? Yes. Do I wish it wasn't like that? Yes. But is it stupid to claim that anyone's vote should count more than anyone else's because of where they live? Double yes.
Baltimore City and County combined are only about a quarter of Maryland's population, but it's still more plausible than claiming that Boone and Jackson boss around KY when they make up a tiny percentage of population and aren't especially wealthy.
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« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2014, 03:53:33 pm »
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In Kentucky, Obama won 10 of the state's 11 biggest cities. In fact, he won each of the 7 largest cities.

Yet Romney gets all 8 electoral votes.

Is that fair?

What kind of question is that?

God, douse this thread in fifty shades of petrol and burn it into the ground. I know this forum has a place for left-wing hackery, but I didn't know it could get this bad.

NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke
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« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2014, 08:36:18 pm »
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NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke

The cities being denied fair representation is no joke. This is an issue of taxation without representation.
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« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2014, 05:37:11 am »
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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2014, 03:06:46 pm »
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NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke

The cities being denied fair representation is no joke. This is an issue of taxation without representation.

Dude, I didn't realize you were this stupid. Cities don't get represented in elections, people do. People represent themselves by voting. A vote in rural Appalachia counts just as much as a vote in a big city.
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« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2014, 09:22:17 pm »
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Also, Obama lost most of those counties in which those cities reside.

Metros are far more important to elections than just the city proper.

For instance, the Houston metro is very Republican, while Houston proper is not.
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« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2014, 11:26:39 pm »
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Yeah, Romney won more votes. Duh!
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« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2014, 10:25:08 pm »
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NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke

The cities being denied fair representation is no joke. This is an issue of taxation without representation.

Dude, I didn't realize you were this stupid. Cities don't get represented in elections, people do. People represent themselves by voting. A vote in rural Appalachia counts just as much as a vote in a big city.

Devil's advocate here but this is a Presidential election. People don't get represented (directly) in Presidential elections, the states do. In that respect a vote from like West Virginia is actually worth double a vote from New York (but half a vote from Wyoming).

When you think about it but would some sort of system of electoral votes based on municipal boundaries hypothetically be more fair than one based on entire states because it'd have the same flaws but people's votes would be more likely to matter, and count for their candidate of choice
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« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2014, 04:01:26 pm »
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« Reply #44 on: August 03, 2014, 11:51:55 pm »
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NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke

The cities being denied fair representation is no joke. This is an issue of taxation without representation.

Dude, I didn't realize you were this stupid. Cities don't get represented in elections, people do. People represent themselves by voting. A vote in rural Appalachia counts just as much as a vote in a big city.

Devil's advocate here but this is a Presidential election. People don't get represented (directly) in Presidential elections, the states do. In that respect a vote from like West Virginia is actually worth double a vote from New York (but half a vote from Wyoming).

When you think about it but would some sort of system of electoral votes based on municipal boundaries hypothetically be more fair than one based on entire states because it'd have the same flaws but people's votes would be more likely to matter, and count for their candidate of choice

Oh yeah, the little thing called the electoral college that distorts the representation of popular vote. I forgot about that, but in any case the winner of the popular vote of a state wins the electoral college votes of that state. So votes do matter, just more so in some states than others.
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« Reply #45 on: August 14, 2014, 07:59:06 am »
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In Kentucky, Obama won 10 of the state's 11 biggest cities. In fact, he won each of the 7 largest cities.

Yet Romney gets all 8 electoral votes.

Is that fair?

What kind of question is that?

God, douse this thread in fifty shades of petrol and burn it into the ground. I know this forum has a place for left-wing hackery, but I didn't know it could get this bad.

NB If I thought the OP was having a joke I wouldn't say this. But it seems plain it's no joke

I urge you not to judge most Forum leftists based on Bandit. His case is......."special".
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