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Re: free speech

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:35 pm

lonewolf wrote:
jazzcyclist wrote:[As long as those were the stated rules of the game before the election, I don't see why a candidate without a majority of votes but with an EC majority would be any more legitimate than a candidate without a majority of votes in a system that has no EC.

My sentiments exactly..
I understand the rationale behind the design the Electoral College and could argue either side of EC vs popular with equal lack of conviction.
Actually, I tend to favor the system which elects my candidate. :)

I heard someone on the radio today that if Hurricane Sandy causes large numbers of voters in a few states not to be able to vote, this would be the ideal situation where the electoral college system would come in handy.
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Re: free speech

Postby Cooter Brown » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:59 am

The parties like the electoral college because it allows them to focus their money and attention on only a few states that are in play.
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