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Comment Re:Own your vote (Score 1) 1057

I have two words for anyone who denies Trump's racism: "Gonzalo Curiel." Recent. Clear-cut. Racism.

While Trump shouldn't have said that, I should point out that every time some SJW says that a "A white jury or judge can't judge a black person" or "A woman has to be in charge of this" or "A white person can't be the head of this dept" or the accusation of racism every time a cop shoots a minority, or any other time liberals say that this job can't be done by a certain race or sex, that's the same thing. Yes, it's wrong, but if you are going to call it out on Trump, you need to call it out everywhere else as well.

Comment Re:Electoral college does reflect the popular vote (Score 1) 1429

The states have now been gerrymandered. Oh dear, that was funny.

The states are made up of counties. What you said wasn't funny. It was just sad. I'm just sad for you now.

You do realize that each state is won by popular vote, yes? So it doesn't matter how the counties are drawn in a national election.

Comment Re:So now Clinton supporters can't handle the resu (Score 1) 1429

Electors from 21 states took no such oaths.

You're conflating laws with oaths. All electors take oaths.

Anyway, you're arguing idiocy. You're argument is just as valid as "the popular vote was tied", "well, her votes were close enough", "They should vote this way just because", or "They can just pick a random person."

Again, the winner of the World Series is the team that wins four games, not the team that scores the most runs total.

Comment Re:So now Clinton supporters can't handle the resu (Score 1) 1429

Rules are rules. If Trump supporters are allowed to handwave away concerns about the popular vote, then Hillary supporters should be able to handwave away concerns about the electors changing their votes.

Rules are rules. Under the rules the popular votes doesn't count. It's like saying the winner of the World Series is the team that scored the most run, not the team that won more games.

You on autopilot still? Or are you an astroturfing bot?

I'm agreeing with you! And the rules are the electors could elect Hillary Clinton for president if they felt like it. That's the main topic here. If your opinion of the EC is "rules are rules" then you shouldn't have any problem with this whatsoever, right? Citizens should be able to ask the electoral college to exercise their conscience to elect Hillary President and if they do so then that's fine because the rules allow that, right?

No, what you are trying to do is create a false equivalency between popular votes and electoral votes. They are not equal.

What you are also trying to do is say that any outcome is ethically and morally the same. You see no difference between electors breaking their oath and electing Hillary and the electors upholding their oaths and voting for Trump. Or even breaking their oath and picking one of their own as President. Or picking some random person to be President. All of those outcomes are the exact same to you.

Comment Re:So now Clinton supporters can't handle the resu (Score 1) 1429

Rules are rules. If Trump supporters are allowed to handwave away concerns about the popular vote, then Hillary supporters should be able to handwave away concerns about the electors changing their votes.

Rules are rules. Under the rules the popular votes doesn't count. It's like saying the winner of the World Series is the team that scored the most run, not the team that won more games.

Comment Re:So now Clinton supporters can't handle the resu (Score 1, Insightful) 1429

Nobody expected yet another election where the losing candidate gets the most votes. And to add insult to injury Trump received the third worst vote margin in all of US history, yet he already acts like he has a mandate by making some very extreme announcements and decisions. Such as supporting Ryan's plan to phase out medicare.

I don't know if I'd ever call a winning margin the "third worst" of anything.

Comment Re:Electoral college does reflect the popular vote (Score 4, Funny) 1429

Hillary Clinton won 300 counties while Trump won 5000.

I think this exemplifies just well the states have been gerrymandered. Seriously, the majority of people vote for one person but the lose by a 3:50 ratio?

The states have now been gerrymandered. Oh dear, that was funny.

Comment Re:Electoral college does reflect the popular vote (Score 0) 1429

Uhm, if you're calling a consistent budget surplus and healthy economic growth a "fucked up state" then I shudder to think of what you call "success". Detroit, perhaps?

California is lucky they're on the coast. They're lucky the Pacific Rim is on the other side. The Dems constantly mismanage their resources by CA is inherently a rich state.

Comment Re:Electoral college does reflect the popular vote (Score 1) 1429

If you think that the election of a nation should be swayed by a handful of cities

"handful of cities", otherwise known as the majority of the population.

Your argument is that people that happen to live in the less populated parts of the USA should have a greater say over its policies than people who live in cities. Why should this be?

Nowhere near "the majority of the population." You may want to recheck your population & voting stats Sparky.

Comment Re:So now Clinton supporters can't handle the resu (Score 2) 1429

For years before the election, Trump and Trump supporters hammer about how the Electoral College was the worst thing to happen to democracy. [1].

So "Trump and Trump Supporters" can now tweet on Trump's twitter?
A single tweet is now "hammering?"

You may want to rethink your argument there Sparky.

Comment Electoral college does reflect the popular vote (Score 5, Insightful) 1429

The vote of each state.

There are many reasons why a straight popular vote is bad and the electoral college is better but the best one I can think of is what happened in the recent election. Hillary Clinton won 300 counties while Trump won 5000. If you think that the election of a nation should be swayed by a handful of cities while the rest of the nation is completely ignored, well, you're an idiot.

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