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Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:11 AM

 

Electoral College Vote In Wyoming Worth 3.6 Times As Much As In California

Electoral votes should be distributed by population. Letting low population states have 3.6 times the power of another state is idiotic.

Not democratic.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-petrocelli/its-time-to-end-the-electoral-college_b_12891764.html

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:20 AM

1. Agree. But the counter argument is that is keeps a few large states -- that might be warped --

from imposing their will on the rest of the country. There is some logic in that, but clearly we would have been better off in 2016 without the electoral college. The key is to get out the vote where the EC is irrelevant.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:37 AM

4. Whenever I hear this argument...

"Big States will have too much power"

My response is this "You mean where the actual voters live?"

A place with more people should have more power.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

7. Depends on who is wielding power. A bunch o Texas like White Wing states could be a problem.

Things change. That's why Pennsylvania and Wisdom went for trump.

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Response to genxlib (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:08 PM

10. My response to my co workers who constantly says that is..

What about my Democrat vote in this ruby red state? He said Alabama votes would be useless without the electoral college.... well my Democrat vote is already useless. That argument burns me up. The electoral college needs to go.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:23 AM

2. I wish enough progressives would move to Wyoming and take it over

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:42 AM

6. You first.

My daughter spent a year there one month shooting a film. She took turns with her design partner crying on the others shoulder about how badly they wanted to be home.

Unless something has changed since they were there I'll leave the populating of Wyoming up to braver souls. Lol.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:35 PM

11. Just give Dump another 10 months.

Even Wyoming may go blue.

Everything he touches, dies...including the Repuke Party.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:28 AM

3. Absolutely!

We go around the world scolding, chastising, berating other countries for not being democratic enough, and then we hang on to the long outdated electoral college.

Individuals who live in populous states like California, New York, Texas and Florida are not equal when it comes to electing our president to individuals who live in Montana.

The electoral college is an anachronism we can no longer accept.

Do away with the electoral college. Amend the Constitution.

And while we are at it, let's make it very clear that corporations are not people, not persons in the eyes of the law. Nor are other organizational forms like partnerships or LLCs, etc. Only human beings are persons.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:03 PM

9. Be careful..

I've found that if you bring up the inadequate representation being unfair to those living there, people get pissed off.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:41 AM

5. To be fair, cattle are only counted Three-Fifths when determining Wyoming's total population

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:44 PM

13. And sheep?

There is a joke about Wyoming ranchers wearing velcro gloves, but it's a baaa baaad joke.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:50 PM

14. Do you know Wyoming sheepherders wear Wellington boots?

Ewe, it's another baaad joke.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:14 PM

15. I'm not surprised that you guys have similar jokes to us Aussies.

New Zealand...where men are men...and sheep are nervous.

I believe our Kiwi friends tell the same jokes about us. But that's just baaaaaaaaddd!

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:44 PM

17. Actually I heard the joke from a Kiwi

And he told me a cool story about how his silver tongued grandfather traveled to Australia to woo a wife, telling her he owned a station. Well, when she arrived in New Zealand, she discovered he was a lowly milker at a dairy. They didn't talk after that, but they did manage to have eleven children.


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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:50 PM

8. We are a union of states- it's in the name, fer fuck's sake

That's why the electoral college is based on both representation as well as statehood.



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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:36 PM

12. There you go, thus our current predicament

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:18 PM

16. WY 258,788 votes, CA 14,237,884

CA has 53 reps, WY has one. CA has 55 times as many votes. The number of senators skews it to 55 : 3. That's still not 3.6x.

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