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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:38 PM

 

Just switched my selection to Pete because he's for abolishing the electoral college

That's hands down my #1 issue. NONE of our goals will matter if we don't first get our electoral system under control. When a clown like trump can rule after losing by over 3 million votes, something is wrong. We're not a democracy, we're a joke!
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Elizabeth Warren

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Reply Just switched my selection to Pete because he's for abolishing the electoral college (Original post)
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

1. Warren did that a month ago

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/18/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-town-hall-electoral-college.html

It may be your number one issue but has little chance of becoming reality anytime soon.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:43 PM

2. I cannot imagine the GOP supporting this.

 

They are concentrated in many of the least populous states. Thus, along with a heavy dose of voter suppression, a minority can control the dialogue and the agenda.
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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:51 PM

3. I know the GOP leadership will raise a fuss... but there are repubs in blue states

 

who hate that their votes don't count when it comes to the presidential election. It should be 1 person, 1 vote. Period.

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 01:35 PM

16. We agree on this.

 

And it would require a 50 state strategy that is rarely demonstrated.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:53 PM

4. I like Mayor Pete... but, he's not the only candidate who supports abolishing the Electoral College.

 

What is it about his stance on this issue that makes him stand out in your view. Elizabeth was especially forceful in her denunciation of the EC.


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

7. I wasn't aware of her stance on the EC. That being said,

 

if I had to choose between the two, it would be Pete. If Cory Booker ever gains momentum I'll switch back to him since he also supports it. I know that sounds horrible but I'm OK with switching back and forth between consensus candidates whose views are somewhat in alignment with mine.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:53 PM

5. My number #1 issue is beating rump. nt

 

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Joe Biden

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:55 PM

6. I think we can ALL agree on that!!

 


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:19 PM

8. +1000

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 11:20 AM

15. +10000

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Pete Buttigieg

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:23 PM

9. I decided.

 

Mayor Pete is young and very intelligent.

Being a veteran grew his experience.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:30 PM

10. Good campaign tactic.

 

But unlikely to become a reality.

You know what I think? Instead of working to eliminate the EC, we should instead work to make blue areas bluer and red areas purple then blue. Republicans have practiced the opposite through voter suppression. Super rich people on our side can do the bluer and red to blue push by investing in forward looking business startups in both blue states and areas of red and purple states that we want to become deep blue. Two perfect examples of where investment in new business made states bluer are Virginia and North Carolina, both states less that two decades ago were red bastions, now Virginia appears to be on it's way to irreversibly blue and North Carolina has become a purple state. Investment in red and purple areas will get us to where we want to be on the Electoral College faster that trying to change the Constitution will.
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Response to Blue_true (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:16 AM

11. I certainly understand your position

 

But increasing Democratic voters and working to end the inequities of the Electoral College are not mutually exclusive. We can and should do both. At least from my perspective, considering the leadership that would be provided by President Pete Buttigieg, a stronger Democratic Congress, and the desire of our citizens to have all their votes actually count.
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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:17 AM

12. I don't think any candidate endorses KEEPING the EC...

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
John Hickenlooper

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Response to ecstatic (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:18 AM

13. No one can abolish electoral college

 

It will require a constitutional amendment.
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Response to BlueFlorida (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:29 AM

14. It's not the only way to get there!

 

This is gaining steam atm:

[link:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Popular_Vote_Interstate_Compact|
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