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« on: November 22, 2016, 03:11:36 am »

Why don't the Democrats try and win the electoral college?

It would take a constitutional amendment to eliminate it and that's just not going to happen. I've heard and read all the arguments and yes, a constitutional amendment will be needed to effectively eliminate it.

It would make more sense for Democrats to start addressing and appealing to the needs of the nation as a whole, and not just thin slivers of land along the Left coast and small areas in the upper NE. It would be easier to win that way than some dead end effort to eliminate the electoral college.

Just try and win with the rules that are in place first.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2016, 11:08:16 am »

We did. We won 4/7 of the last elections through the Electoral College.

Huh? What are you talking about?

Out of the last 5 elections you have lost the EC 3 times.

Out of the last 8 elections Dems have only won the mythical popular vote twice, same as Repubs.

Out of the last 10 elections the Repubs have won the mythical popular votes 4 times and the Dems still twice.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2016, 11:09:05 am »

Two words: split California.  Constitutionally 10X easier than abolishing the EC.

And what do you propose that would do?
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2016, 02:37:47 pm »

Two words: split California.  Constitutionally 10X easier than abolishing the EC.

And what do you propose that would do?

Equalize senators per person and balance out the EC.

You would have to amend the constitution to do that and you simply cannot do it. Easier to appeal to ALL real Americans. In other words, your message sucks and the broad cross section of real America hates you.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2016, 03:18:09 pm »

Two words: split California.  Constitutionally 10X easier than abolishing the EC.

And what do you propose that would do?

Equalize senators per person and balance out the EC.

You would have to amend the constitution to do that and you simply cannot do it. Easier to appeal to ALL real Americans. In other words, your message sucks and the broad cross section of real America hates you.

Creating new states out of existing ones doesn't require amending the constitution.  West Virginia was admitted with only a federal law.  Also, the Dakota Territory was split into two parts  and admitted as 2 separate states for explicitly partisan reasons to benefit Republicans.

"Equalizing" (as you put it) Senators per person would require amending the constitution. Quit proposing dumb things that will never happen.
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