Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. dapperdan61

    dapperdan61 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    I just saw a news report that says Romney may actually win the popular vote but lose in the Electoral college. Sounds like a repeat of 2000 but with a Democrat winning the election. I personally want to see the electoral college abolished since the battleground states get all the attention.

  2. Joseph DeSouza

    Joseph DeSouza said, about 2 years ago

    @dapperdan61

    Going to a Popular Vote disproportionately mis-represents the low-population states. It would also mean that all campaigning would only take place in the big population centers…simply shifts from battle-ground states to battle-ground population centers.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    The original point of the Electoral College was as a buffer between the the voting public and the elites. The electors were the ones who voted for the president. But that changed so we have two competing groups. Electors and population.

  4. BillWa

    BillWa GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @dapperdan61

    The electoral college serves the purpose of allowing the smaller states a voice in the election, otherwise it would just be four or five states that are involved.

  5. KPOM

    KPOM said, about 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    The Maine/Nebraska solution just exacerbates the problem of gerrymandering. Nebraska gerrymandered the Omaha district this time to prevent what happened last time.

    What might be better is proportional distribution of each state’s electoral votes with the “bonus” senate vote going to the winner of the state.

  6. KPOM

    KPOM said, about 2 years ago

    Small states are better off keeping the winner-take-all system of electoral college vote allocation. Large states like California, Texas, New York,, and Illinois would be better off switching to a proportional system. That way they would get national attention. Instead, GOP candidates ignore California, New York, and Illinois since they have nothing to gain. Likewise, Democrats ignore Texas since they have nothing to gain.

  7. KPOM

    KPOM said, about 2 years ago

    @Paul Smith

    They gave up 12 4th quarter points to lose a close one. :-(

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