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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-02-04 12:34 PM
Response to Reply #3
5. California vs. Wyoming
Here's one of the most egregious examples of why the EC needs to go:


California has 35,484,453 people and 55 electoral votes.

Wyoming has 498,703 people and 3 electoral votes.


Each California elector represents 645,171 people.

Each Wyoming elector represents 166,234 people.

Undemocratic? You bet!
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  -Electoral math offers number of nightmares (USA Today) Nambe  Sep-02-04 12:02 PM   #0 
  - There won't be a tie, my freind.  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 12:04 PM   #1 
  - I totally agree.....unless they underestimate the * hatred and don't  Sperk   Sep-02-04 12:23 PM   #2 
  - I'm bettin on a Fix  BadGimp   Sep-02-04 12:43 PM   #7 
  - Damn Right!  GOPFighter   Sep-02-04 12:24 PM   #3 
  - Agree;  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 12:31 PM   #4 
  - California vs. Wyoming  Sandpiper   Sep-02-04 12:34 PM   #5 
  - Well, the Electoral College model is so universally admired ...  TahitiNut   Sep-02-04 01:19 PM   #20 
     - Then why hasn't it been changed?  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:26 PM   #24 
  - Dirt always votes for the worms.  TahitiNut   Sep-02-04 01:15 PM   #18 
  - WOW!  The_Counsel   Sep-02-04 01:16 PM   #19 
  - Maine does that  SpikeTrees   Sep-02-04 01:27 PM   #27 
  - Abolishing the electoral college is almost impossible  jeanmarc   Sep-02-04 01:20 PM   #21 
     - Money would work. They are repugs.  LauraK   Sep-02-04 07:40 PM   #57 
  - Time to switch from being a Republik to being a Democracy?  loudsue   Sep-02-04 12:41 PM   #6 
  - I'd think an Equal Protection suit could be filed.  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 12:44 PM   #8 
  - Nope  Dookus   Sep-02-04 12:54 PM   #10 
     - You a constitutional lawyer?  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:09 PM   #15 
        - Doesn't take a lawyer  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:12 PM   #16 
           - Takes a lawyer  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:23 PM   #22 
              - And that has nothing to do with  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:25 PM   #23 
              - I believe it does. But keep hoping for  bobbyboucher   Sep-02-04 01:26 PM   #25 
              - You believe wrong  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:35 PM   #32 
              - What doesn't?  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:26 PM   #26 
                 - You can't abolish the  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:34 PM   #29 
                    - It might not require abolition.  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:40 PM   #35 
                       - None of those remedies  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:46 PM   #38 
              - What you're asking for  Dookus   Sep-02-04 01:34 PM   #30 
                 - I don't think they understand that...  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:36 PM   #33 
                    - I don't think you understand that...  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:44 PM   #36 
                       - nonsense  Dookus   Sep-02-04 01:45 PM   #37 
                       - Your mistake on this  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:48 PM   #39 
                          - I have no idea what that means  Dookus   Sep-02-04 01:52 PM   #41 
                          - Abolishing or amending the electoral college IS the only  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:53 PM   #42 
                       - Buzz  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:49 PM   #40 
                          - You're stuck on "unconstitutional".  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 01:57 PM   #43 
                             - Sorry  Dookus   Sep-02-04 02:01 PM   #44 
                             - We're stuck on it  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 02:06 PM   #45 
                                - That YOU know of. eom  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 02:07 PM   #46 
                                   - You can't be this dense.  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 02:08 PM   #47 
                                      - You are that arrogant.  Buzzz   Sep-02-04 02:13 PM   #48 
                                      - Buzz  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 02:20 PM   #49 
                                      - Where in the constitution does it mandate  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 02:26 PM   #50 
                                         - That's not the issue  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 02:42 PM   #52 
                                            - So there are areas where the elctoral college  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 03:26 PM   #55 
                                               - Not BETWEEN the states  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 08:21 PM   #58 
                                                  - I think that you (as usual) got off on a context  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 10:54 PM   #61 
  - Just the whoring media....  llmart   Sep-02-04 12:51 PM   #9 
  - You would have to amend the constitution  GRClarkesq   Sep-02-04 12:55 PM   #11 
  - The small (population) states would never  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 12:57 PM   #12 
     - You'd need a coordinated push in the largest states...  Cicero   Sep-02-04 01:00 PM   #13 
        - No way  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:04 PM   #14 
           - Agreed, small states would see it  GRClarkesq   Sep-02-04 01:14 PM   #17 
           - They could have a hybrid system  dansolo   Sep-02-04 01:32 PM   #28 
           - He talking about proportional distribution  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 02:31 PM   #51 
              - That does not address  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 02:45 PM   #53 
                 - I was just telling you what the poster you responded to  Dhalgren   Sep-02-04 03:23 PM   #54 
                    - ok!  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 08:22 PM   #59 
  - The best strategy is to...  GOPFighter   Sep-02-04 01:35 PM   #31 
  - You'd STILL have to amend  RivetJoint   Sep-02-04 01:37 PM   #34 
  - stranger things have happened, last time it came down to a single vote  kodi   Sep-02-04 03:35 PM   #56 
     - Frankly,  highnooner   Sep-02-04 09:06 PM   #60 
 

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