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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-12-04 09:42 AM
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6. Well they aren't voting GOP ....
although I think many of them sat out the last election because Liebermann was the VP candidate. There's a lot of anti-Semitism in the black community. There's a lot in the white community too, but I figure most of those jerks voted GOP any way so it's not really a lost vote.

The last election, with Gore clearly winning the popular vote but narrowly losing the electoral vote shined a spotlight on the problem with the system. The electoral college was created to take power AWAY from the people. The number of electoral votes is based on the number of representatives in Congress, which is more or less based on the population of the state. It is NOT based on the number of people who care enough to cast their vote.

All the electoral votes in Texas will go to Bush candidate, even if the votes cast are 49% Democrat and 51% Republican. Even as much as Texas is thought to be a slam dunk for the GOP, in the last election it was 59% for Bush and 31% for Gore. How many people who might have voted for Gore just stayed home?
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