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Old Today, 01:43 PM
 
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Rural people have been slowly becoming extinct for a long time.
You say that, and yet migration trends are South and West, towards "Red" states.
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Old Today, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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One of the places I mentioned as an example Seattle located in King County, had 998,499 voters in 2016, 718,322 voted for Hillary, 216,339 voted for Trump.
Go to a neighboring county Kittata had 18,955 voters. 7,489 voted for Hillary, 10,100 voted for Trump. So tell me. How can it be possible for a rural area to override a high population area.
Elementary school lesson: The electoral college gives ALL states (even the small ones) a voice.
Please educate yourself about it. It's quite brilliant.
No, it merely gives battleground states more voice while making them even more desirable for presidential candidates to hold campaign rallies. What's so brilliant about that unless you're running for president?
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Old Today, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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You say that, and yet migration trends are South and West, towards "Red" states.
And it resulted in Oklahoma City voting for its first Democrat Rep for Congress in decades. If Trump leads the country to a recession and Biden is the Democrat challenger, Oklahoma City will probably go blue in 2020.
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Old Today, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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The people don't elect the POTUS the states do.
And in nearly all states, it's winner takes all, which isn't fair when any congressional district didn't go with the popular vote of the state.
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Old Today, 01:55 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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And in nearly all states, it's winner takes all, which isn't fair when any congressional district didn't go with the popular vote of the state.
And that's an easy fix, just award Electoral votes proportionately. I'd trade one Montana EC vote for ten or twelve California votes any day.
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Old Today, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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rural people from across the country, yes, it makes much more sense
Why? Rural people have long had difficulty in keeping up with the urban areas with new technology. Some were still living in 3rd world like conditions in the 1950s.
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Old Today, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Rural people grow the bulk of your food, without them you'd need to import everything so imagine paying 2x or 3x more for groceries.
I wish American farmers would grow more of it, rather than getting food from foreign sources.
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Old Today, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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yes God forbid. because we don't want the tyranny of direct deomocracy...which is what always happens in a direct democracy.
But most elections from local to federal are the result of direct democracy. The Electoral College quite likely can't do anything about direct democracy when the popular vote overwhelmingly favors the victor. And if Trump wins the Electoral College in 2020 after saying he wants to be your dictator for the rest of his life, then that is tough, too bad, all the more so if he lost the popular vote.
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Old Today, 02:49 PM
 
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And they are not going to, as a result of this ruling.
It will depend on additional states passing national popular vote laws. Not this ruling.
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Old Today, 02:51 PM
 
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It will depend on additional states passing national popular vote laws. Not this ruling.
You say.
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