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Move to eliminate the electoral college

#1 Post by AJMD429 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:40 am

A patient sent me this...

"Beware the aggressive move by the left to sign up states one at time to get rid of the electoral college. 10 liberal states have already signed on for getting rid of the electoral process and a lot of their efforts are under the radar.
It won't be long until they are in the southwest working to get more states to sign on to the National Popular Vote Movement. We need to be aware of their intentions and stop them when and where we can. Pass this info on to friends.
Why we must not eliminate the Electoral College. A 39 second Must Read you will want to pass on.

In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ Founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?
The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense. Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.

Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approx. 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond) Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.

The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!

And...it's been verified and well documented that those aforementioned 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.
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Re: Move to eliminate the electoral college

#2 Post by BlaineG » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Not without a constitutional convention , they can't. :idea:
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Re: Move to eliminate the electoral college

#3 Post by FWiedner » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:01 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Not without a constitutional convention , they can't. :idea:
Sure they can.

A vote of two-thirds of both the Senate and the House and then ratification by the legislatures of three-quarters of the states.

Viola. Constitutional amendment.

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Re: Move to eliminate the electoral college

#4 Post by guido4198 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 am

Whenever I think about the creation of the Electoral College by the nation's founders, I am simply in awe.
Even in the 18th century, our founders understood that without constructing the Electoral College...America's future would be determined by anyone who could "own the vote" in the few urban concentrations that existed even back then, leaving the rest of the country at their mercy.
Fascinating huh..???
Fast forward to the 21st century and we find ourselves in a country that has never needed that inspired wisdom more. Were it not for the Electoral College, America would be RULED from 3 or 4 totally URBAN enclaves.
Along those same lines...I wish STATES had established their own system like the Electoral College. Here in Florida for example, the election of our next Governor may be in large part determined by voters in Miami/Dade/Broward/Palm Beach counties, plus a few from Tampa/St.Pete. In other words...out of 67 counties, about a half dozen of them hold enough people to swing the vote to Andrew Gillum. Gillum is an uber-left SOCIALIST who is using Soros Money in their campaign to turn Florida into California.

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Re: Move to eliminate the electoral college

#5 Post by Ysabel Kid » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:55 pm

guido4198 wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:43 am
Whenever I think about the creation of the Electoral College by the nation's founders, I am simply in awe.
Even in the 18th century, our founders understood that without constructing the Electoral College...America's future would be determined by anyone who could "own the vote" in the few urban concentrations that existed even back then, leaving the rest of the country at their mercy.
Fascinating huh..???
Fast forward to the 21st century and we find ourselves in a country that has never needed that inspired wisdom more. Were it not for the Electoral College, America would be RULED from 3 or 4 totally URBAN enclaves.
Along those same lines...I wish STATES had established their own system like the Electoral College. Here in Florida for example, the election of our next Governor may be in large part determined by voters in Miami/Dade/Broward/Palm Beach counties, plus a few from Tampa/St.Pete. In other words...out of 67 counties, about a half dozen of them hold enough people to swing the vote to Andrew Gillum. Gillum is an uber-left SOCIALIST who is using Soros Money in their campaign to turn Florida into California.
Yep. Just another point to prove that the Founding Fathers were genius's and well ahead of their time (and compared to what passes for "people" today, apparently a wholly different - and superior - species).

IF the Electoral College was ever eliminated, then the only states that would ever seen Presidential candidates would be CA, TX, FL, NY, IL and PA. They wouldn't need to really campaign anywhere else.

Now the left wants to undo the Senate, and pack the House with 50%-100% more representatives.

At least the left is consistent. Can't win the correct way? Don't blame your message - blame everything and anything else, then try to change the rules and system. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Pathetic swine! :evil:
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