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Clay Bennett

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  1. Infidel7.62

    Infidel7.62 said, 4 days ago

    The Electoral College worked exactly as it was supposed too. Keeping a few big cities from dominating the entire country.

  2. mikema50

    mikema50 said, 4 days ago

    The electoral college was designed to prevent madmen like Trump from getting elected.

  3. Bob Murphy

    Bob Murphy GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    This was probably Trump’s argument if he had lost. That and all the illegal votes.

  4. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    One of those documents was made of recycled toilet paper from Donald Trump’s bathroom. You guess which.

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, 4 days ago

    @mikema50

    ….you know about that butterfly-effect? The ripples are heading across the pond and soon reaching Austria. Trump-effect might tip the far-right candidate, Norbert Hofer, for their presidency into power this weekend. They, the far-right FPÖ, were not shy about contesting the results of their 1st election run last May when they lost by a mere 31 000 votes out of 4,5 million cast. A technicality, not actual fraud, overturned the results where Van der Bellen won, with the rerun planned for this Dec 4th (and after the 2nd run was cancelled in late Oct because of faulty glue on postal votes. :-| )

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    Oh, yay. :-|

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    So, with Austria running a presidential election rerun, perhaps you guys could try it, too.

  6. nance19oped

    nance19oped said, 4 days ago

    @Infidel7.62

    The Electoral College was set-up so southern states could count 3/5ths of each slave for voting power without actually allowing slaves to vote. Proud of that?

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 4 days ago

    The electoral college was a compromise between those wanting voting restricted to those owning an acre of urban land or a section of rural land, and those wanting one free man one vote. It enabled slave-owning planters, slave-trade ship owners, and wage-slave factory owners to have veto over the far more numerous yeoman farmers and craftsmen. Ratification of the Constitution was held hostage to get it included. The issue is still being fought in these pages between those favoring a democratic republic and those wanting a dictatorship.

  8. mikema50

    mikema50 said, 4 days ago

    @omQ R, Best of luck on the rerun. Unless the electoral college does something extraordinary, we are doomed.

  9. Mr Blawt

    Mr Blawt said, 4 days ago

    Donald Trump settled for $25 million in a class-action lawsuit due to the scam Trump University. The Electoral college put the least popular president ever into the white house, after settling (remember how Trump never settles?) the fraudulent scheme that was Trump U.

  10. superposition

    superposition said, 4 days ago

    Some people just don’t see the advantage to our current voting system.

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/ap-trump-voter-lost-her-home-to-new-treasury-secretary-2016-12

  11. Agewalker

    Agewalker said, 4 days ago

    Only Trump could win an election and continue to claim that it was rigged.

  12. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @superposition

    He wanted Mr Wall Street, and he got him.

    Be interesting hearing that choice before Congress. A CSPAN day for sure.

  13. Jeddidyah

    Jeddidyah said, 4 days ago

    @Infidel7.62

    The Electoral College doesn’t even vote until December 19, but for you ignorance is bliss ?

  14. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @Jeddidyah

    I’d have said “for all Republicans”.

    If you REALLY want to get bitterly attacked here, go start quoting Republicans from transcripts of their own words.

  15. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @nance19oped

    “The Electoral College was set-up so southern states could count 3/5ths of each slave for voting power without actually allowing slaves to vote.”

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    The “3/5ths of a person” compromise was an ugly one, and it was in the favor of southern states. But it was a secondary consideration in the “Great Compromise” that lef to the Electoral College’s makeup. It wasn’t cities vs rural, it was literally large states that had more people by virtue of greater size, vs small states like Delaware & New Jersey. Georgia & South Carolina were numerically small states, but sided with the large states who were in favor of the direct proportion of representation by population because they had claims to vast swathes of land to the west.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut_Compromise

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_cessions

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    The other thing everyone ignores, is that the Electoral College was crafted with the assumption that direct voting by the masses would lead to mob rule. Again, it wasn’t urban mobs the Founders were worried about, it was the masses of small farmers who participated in the Whiskey Rebellion & Shay’s Rebellion.

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