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Old 11-24-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Certain Republicans were hoping Obama would decide not to run. The that he would refuse the nomination at the Convention. That Romney would wipe the walls with him on economic issues. None of those happened. But keep in mind, electors vote in a few weeks. If enough of them decide Obama is the wrong candidate, he will lose. Very unlikely, but could it happen?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: 44.9800° N, 93.2636° W
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no.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Rational World Park
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HAHAHAHA..Obama will be President until January 20, 2017...Get over it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake Area
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Considering Romney would need over 60 and the last election in which there was more than 1 faithless elector was 1896, I'd say Romney's chances are pretty slim.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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What?!
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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At the Electoral College Obama will get all his votes and be reelected. As a final indignity some faithless voters will cast ballots for Ron Paul instead of Romney. There was some speculation about this during the election. Ron Paul supporters fought for the privilege of being their state's Electors. Now that the election is over, they can support their true ideals without affecting the final result.

Ron Paul Roundup: He Might Get Electoral Votes From Defecting Electors, and the Right-Wing Demands His Support - Hit & Run : Reason.com
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:16 AM
 
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Election over, Obama wins yet still the righties cling to absurd desperate hopes that some how the will of the majority can be turned around..
Many of you righties are looking rather pathetic as you cant even lose with a sense of dignity and a bit of class.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Certain Republicans were hoping Obama would decide not to run. The that he would refuse the nomination at the Convention. That Romney would wipe the walls with him on economic issues. None of those happened. But keep in mind, electors vote in a few weeks. If enough of them decide Obama is the wrong candidate, he will lose. Very unlikely, but could it happen?
I'd say it's very unlikely.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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99.99999% unlikely. However if it did happen, there should be open revolt and immediate action to eliminate the electoral college for all future elections.

The fact that this is even a remote possibility is absolutely ridiculous and should not be tolerated by liberals or conservatives.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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Election over, Obama wins yet still the righties cling to absurd desperate hopes that some how the will of the majority can be turned around..
Many of you righties are looking rather pathetic as you cant even lose with a sense of dignity and a bit of class.
The right seems to feel that they "own" the White House. They never view any Democratic president as legitimate, so to them, any possible tactic to remove one from office, no matter how underhanded or despicable, is fine with them. (Witness the over $70 million taxpayer dollars they squandered over three years trying to find some way to remove Bill Clinton.) We call people like that sore losers.
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