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    Does your vote really mean anything?

    The last time I check elector votes is the only votes that counted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan View Post
    Does your vote really mean anything?
    FFFFFFFFF*CK NO!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan View Post
    The last time I check elector votes is the only votes that counted.

    You are correct, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    You are correct, sir.
    If that is the case then why even hold an election.

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    Electoral colleges are gernerally supposed to vote along with the consensus vote of the people in their region, however, this doesnt not hold true.

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    Nope. Look at the Gore-Bush election. Gore won popular vote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwinyourmoney View Post
    Nope. Look at the Gore-Bush election. Gore won popular vote

    Electoral votes get you into office.

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    It is weird if you really think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panic View Post
    Electoral votes get you into office.
    Right, So with that being said. Your vote really means nothing, correct?

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    Yes but only if u live in FL or OH.

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    Who the fuk really know?

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    only matters in a tied election.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboydan View Post
    Right, So with that being said. Your vote really means nothing, correct?
    well, the delegates vote for what the public in their district voted for.

    If you mean: is your vote likely to change anything? no
    does it count? sure (not for much). and only if the computers aren't cheating.

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    your vote determines what the electorate is LIKELY to vote. SO yes you have a influence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iwinyourmoney View Post
    Nope. Look at the Gore-Bush election. Gore won popular vote
    Bad example. The rules of the game are to win the most states (or, more specifically, the most votes from the 500+ electoral college representatives). If the contest was to win the most votes, he would have won. But it wasn't.

    Take a game of tennis where player A wins 7-6 7-6 0-6 0-6 7-5. Should player B win since he won more games?

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    Yeah, every vote has some meaning to it. Your at least actually participating in our democratic way of electing public officials, and it's good knowing you played your part.

    It's like charity, whether you donated a little or thousands, you still feel good that you did your part.

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    How can you have minority representation (not in terms of blacks, Hispanics, etc) without the electoral? All small States would be ignored in terms of electing an official who will meet their needs.

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    I think it would be fine to just use the popular vote.

    I guess they go state by state to ease the campaigning. Indoctrinate the public one state at a time.

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    I'd sell my vote if I wouldnt be arrested for it. I'm thinking of ebaying a 15 minute educational phone call where you can educate me on why I should vote for your canidate.

    But I still think I'd get charged.

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    It does mean something but once these guys are in they do what is best for them and not Country so then maybe one should say why vote?

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    My vote still mean something for me. I am taking it as an obligation to this country. I will vote this coming November for Obama-Biden team.

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    You're not required to vote. If you'd prefer to live in a country where you are not permitted to vote, there are still a few options remaining.

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    the problem with voting is that it appeases the public.

    People are legitimately passionate about the political climate in their country.
    Many channel this energy through the electoral process, which is mostly meaningless.

    If you vote fine. But if thats all you do you have little to pat yourself on the back for. The major parties love for you to vote. Because by voting you're legitimizing their system. If someone chooses to abstain from this fiasco I will only tip my hat to them. Not voting does not mean you're apathetic and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno cool View Post
    Not voting does not mean you're apathetic and vice versa.
    True, but I would postulate that most people who don't vote are apathetic. There are certainly fewer well thought out non-votes than apathetic non-votes, wouldn't you agree?

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    Democracy only works in small doses.

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    The whole Gore won the popular vote thing doesn't prove anything BECAUSE votes don't matter.

    If you are a republican (or in support of the nominee) in California or New York, it is a complete waste of time to vote for the republican nominee. Theses states, and others like them, WILL go democrat, and the entire state will count as democrat. As such, most republicans in these states simply do not vote; the system makes it useless for them to do so.

    Same goes for democrats in middle America. Zero point to making the trip to the polling place.

    If popular vote decided it, people might actually go out and vote. As it is now, you make only 5 to 10 states relevant in deciding the president of the country.

    Very democratic.

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