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OttoniBastos said:

"Electoral College voted Trump"

As it should! He won by the rules,if people are not happy with the rules,fight for change until the next cycle.

Even though he lost by 3 Million votes 20x more than Gore beat Bush by the Repos will never allow a change because they can never win the popular vote.



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Now for another video with Hollywood figures in front of a white background with sappy music playing to grovel to Congress.



TaMpAbLaCk said:
OttoniBastos said:

"Electoral College voted Trump"

As it should! He won by the rules,if people are not happy with the rules,fight for change until the next cycle.

Even though he lost by 3 Million votes 20x more than Gore beat Bush by the Repos will never allow a change because they can never win the popular vote.

*cough*

2004 would like a word with you.



Zkuq said:

Weren't the electors free to vote for whoever they wanted in not all but still a lot of cases? When there isn't a law about who the electors must vote for, isn't it more like tradition that they vote for the winner of the state? And tradition obviously isn't a rule, so by the rules, if the electoral college wouldn't have chosen Trump, it would have been by the rules (bad rules, in my opinion).

They we're but a few states have a penalty for that ... 

I don't think the electoral college is meant to overturn state representation ... 

I think it was meant to make sure to uphold the consitutional requirement that every presidential candidate be at least 35 years of age and a natural born citizen ... 

If a president-elect dies before the electoral college vote then picking a dead president doesn't make much sense either so the electors are meant to steer through these corner cases ... 

Usually the electors from these states come from their candidates own party so the chance that they'll pick someone else is very low ... 



mikrolik said:
According to the New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/12/19/us/elections/electoral-college-results.html?_r=0), two out of 306 electors pledged to vote for Trump didn't vote for him. But of the 232 electors pledged to vote for Hillary Clinton, five didn't vote for her.

Regardless of whether you support Trump or Clinton, why would the system be set up so that an elector can apparently not vote for whom they are pledged? That just seems kinda weird to me, and defeats the purpose of the Electoral College in the first place.

Aparently the constitution doesn't even mention the popular vote ast all. So the real Presidential election happened today. I'll let an elector explain it:

So, um the general election is kind of a farce. Peoples vote are kind of worthles.



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Now, we can move on. I hate election season.



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