Electoral College

Talk about serious issues here!
User avatar
TheKingsHills
FWG King
Posts: 654
Joined: 03 Apr 2011, 02:11
Fr00k$: 106.50

Electoral College

Postby TheKingsHills » 14 Nov 2016, 22:07

With the recent election, and those pointing out the fact that Hillary won the popular vote but not the electoral votes. A large portion of people are against the electoral college system.
What are your guys' thoughts on it?


Personally, I was initially against the electoral college. But after looking into it, it makes sense. Rather than considering the US as a whole (popular vote) we break it down into states with proportional votes to their population size.
In my eyes this is somewhat irrelevant unless the race is extremely close.
The way it is structured in a way, is rather than this being 1 giant election, I liken it to more of 50 elections going on in each state. The president who gets elected in the most of these states wins. Sorta, this is like a really basic and watered down version of it. But I believe that it is fairly accurate.
As such, it's similar to the ratifying system. If so and so states ratify [insert] law, it becomes federal law. Except with the president. I may be wrong, so I'm curious as to your guys' thoughts.

User avatar
Flobalob
FWG Mod
Posts: 1054
Joined: 14 Oct 2012, 19:12
Fr00k$: 731.80
Location: In a toaster. Long story.
Contact:

Re: Electoral College

Postby Flobalob » 15 Nov 2016, 19:48

I don't really think it works all the time. I get why it's there, and most of the time it's fine, but where it fails is in large battleground constituencies such as Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio, because it basically ends up "ignoring" millions of votes for whoever loses, in these three cases Clinton. Then again, it also fails in safe states because it's really, entirely irrelevant how much you win by.

tl;dr It sucks but I don't have a better alternative.
September Quiz - 2ndImage
October Contest - 2ndImage
Official most likely to become the new Kim Kardashian - Image#Betterthanyou

User avatar
The Divine Potato
The All Powerful FWGER
Posts: 2282
Joined: 02 Apr 2013, 19:07
Fr00k$: 256.90
Location: Everywhere and nowhere doing everything and nothing

Re: Electoral College

Postby The Divine Potato » 15 Nov 2016, 20:35

Flobalob wrote:tl;dr It sucks but I don't have a better alternative.


The summary of both politics and economics right there.
Image -Best Storyteller award

"You have to pass on the torch sometime, just make sure it's a light and not a disease"


Return to “Serious Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest