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May 23rd, 2019 at 3:59am
 
Nevada Poised To Become 15th State To Ditch Electoral College


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President Hillary Clinton?

That would have been the result of the 2016 presidential election — if the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact were in effect.

With a state Senate vote Tuesday, Nevada is close to becoming the latest state to sidestep the Electoral College when it comes to electing presidents.

According to the National Popular Vote organization, which oversees efforts to persuade states to join the compact, 14 states and the District of Columbia have agreed to pledge their 189 electors to the winner of the national popular vote — regardless of which candidate won the state. Nevada, with its six electoral votes, would bring the total to 195. Once 270 electors are pledged, the compact would kick in.



https://www.npr.org/2019/05/22/725616541/nevada-poised-to-become-15th-state-to-d...
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Reply #1 - May 23rd, 2019 at 4:27am
 
We might as well let the democrats just appoint all future Presidents, no need to give the people a choice!
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Reply #2 - May 23rd, 2019 at 4:30am
 
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 4:27am:
We might as well let the democrats just appoint all future Presidents, no need to give the people a choice!


They don't have 270 electors at this point.
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Reply #3 - May 23rd, 2019 at 7:02am
 
Fifteen States need to clean out their government. If you don't understand the purpose of the electoral college go to wiki and state population. Start with the least populated states and add until it almost equals the population of New York city. That is why we don't go by a simple popular vote.
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Reply #4 - May 23rd, 2019 at 8:58am
 
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 7:02am:
Fifteen States need to clean out their government. If you don't understand the purpose of the electoral college go to wiki and state population. Start with the least populated states and add until it almost equals the population of New York city. That is why we don't go by a simple popular vote.


It is the "Cultural Creatives" who are the job creators. And guess where they live?
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Reply #5 - May 23rd, 2019 at 9:55am
 
So, you are saying people in low population States don't deserve a voice!
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Reply #6 - May 23rd, 2019 at 10:05am
 
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 9:55am:
So, you are saying people in low population States don't deserve a voice!





They hardly get one now don't they?
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Reply #7 - May 23rd, 2019 at 1:15pm
 
The American electoral system is sick and is slowly dying.  The use of simplistic first-past-the-post voting coupled with the unfair electoral college system results in skewed outcomes like the 2016 election where the least popular candidate now sits in the Oval Office.   The USA would be far better off if they moved to a preferential voting system and had a Parliamentary system.  It would provide the people with a real voice for a change and allow them to put into the White House who they actually want, rather than el Presidente' Trump.    Roll Eyes
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Reply #8 - May 23rd, 2019 at 1:33pm
 
This is a ploy by the DNC to steal all upcoming elections.

Get rid of the electoral college and flood the US with dirty immigrants and give them free stuff so that they only vote for the DNC..
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Reply #9 - May 23rd, 2019 at 1:39pm
 
The Mechanic wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 1:33pm:
This is a ploy by the DNC to steal all upcoming elections.

Get rid of the electoral college and flood the US with dirty immigrants and give them free stuff so that they only vote for the DNC..




Time for your meds I think
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Reply #10 - May 23rd, 2019 at 4:45pm
 
Bojack Horseman wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 1:39pm:
The Mechanic wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 1:33pm:
This is a ploy by the DNC to steal all upcoming elections.

Get rid of the electoral college and flood the US with dirty immigrants and give them free stuff so that they only vote for the DNC..


Time for your meds I think


Long past, long past, indeed!   Roll Eyes
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Reply #11 - May 23rd, 2019 at 10:11pm
 
Brian Ross wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 1:15pm:
The American electoral system is sick and is slowly dying.  The use of simplistic first-past-the-post voting coupled with the unfair electoral college system results in skewed outcomes like the 2016 election where the least popular candidate now sits in the Oval Office.   The USA would be far better off if they moved to a preferential voting system and had a Parliamentary system.  It would provide the people with a real voice for a change and allow them to put into the White House who they actually want, rather than el Presidente' Trump.    Roll Eyes



As more people become dependent on government handouts they will choose to vote for more free stuff and turn their backs on freedom.


“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. These nations have progressed through this sequence: From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage.”
― Alexander Fraser Tytler

It is not the electoral system that is sick, it is the moral fiber of too many of it's citizens! I would guess the Progressives have led us to somewhere between selfishness and dependence. Welfare queens, drug dealers and gang bangers have a vote that is counted as much as those of honest citizens. They tend to concentrate in large cities. I feel my taxes are too high, they feel their free ride isn't good enough!

You call President Trump the least popular candidate but if you remove the votes for all candidates in the five boroughs of New York City and count the rest of the Country, he actually won the Popular vote! Another dirty trick the democrats have gotten away with is not counting the votes of US service people and their families outside of the Country! Regardless of where they serve, they are still considered citizens of their home State and retain all the same Right as though they currently reside there!
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Reply #12 - May 23rd, 2019 at 10:17pm
 
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 4:27am:
We might as well let the democrats just appoint all future Presidents, no need to give the people a choice!


You really think that the people vote for the democrats every time ?

All the electoral college does is to take the result out of the voters hands.
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Reply #13 - May 23rd, 2019 at 10:20pm
 
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 9:55am:
So, you are saying people in low population States don't deserve a voice!


You seem to suggest that their vote is 100 times the value of everyone else.
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Reply #14 - May 23rd, 2019 at 11:19pm
 
Dnarever wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 10:17pm:
mortdooley wrote on May 23rd, 2019 at 4:27am:
We might as well let the democrats just appoint all future Presidents, no need to give the people a choice!


You really think that the people vote for the democrats every time ?

All the electoral college does is to take the result out of the voters hands.



The Democratic Party thinks so or they wouldn't  be trying to change the rules!

Your opinion would have value if every State had only two electoral votes regardless of population and those two votes went to the winner of that State. However low population States may have only two or three electoral votes while high population States may have twenty or even thirty votes. The fact that whoever gets the most votes in each State gets all the Electoral votes thus making it possible for a total popular vote to fall on the side of the loser. Nothing wrong with that, the populations of our four or five largest cities shouldn't be the only places to have the power to elect a President!
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